New York City Expands School Speed Camera Program


A new law takes effect in New York City today, expanding the number speed cameras in school zones.

Up until now, speed cameras were used in 140 school zones around the city. A measure signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo earlier this year that will bring that total to 750.

“Our streets are about to get a lot safer for our children. We fought to expand our speed camera program and we won in Albany. Now it’s time to rapidly scale up our program to save lives and keep our kids safe,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said earlier this year.

The cameras will be running on weekdays from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. around the year.

“The safety of our students and families is our top priority, and I thank the Mayor for his leadership in dramatically expanding the number of speed cameras near our schools,” Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza said.

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