N.Y. Lawmakers Propose Speed Cameras in School Zones in NYC, Long Island

April 16, 2014

  • April 17, 2014 at 3:18 am
    h.j. says:
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    I recently drove through a 20 mph school zone. The road had 4 lanes, and there were no children anywhere nearby. I obeyed the limit on principle, but felt really silly doing so, since there was no real reason to go any slower than 40.

    Don’t build wide roads, slap up artificially low speed limit signs, and mail photo tickets to people weeks after the fact. That accomplishes nothing.

    The right way to make roads safer for pedestrians, including children, is to design them to be easy to cross. Nassau County could do a lot more with this.

  • April 17, 2014 at 1:53 pm
    Old Lawman says:
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    As stated it is more about money going to cash strapped communities. A tax disguised as a caring politician. However we all know that the conduct of drivers on our roadways is less that lawabiding. Texting, reading papers,shaving, getting dressed,all while driving a car. Multitasking at its worst. May of us are guilty of some if not all of the above. Its all ok until someone gets hurt. We all need to devote our attention to the task at hand. Driving from point A to B.

  • April 17, 2014 at 3:32 pm
    Ben Dover says:
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    They won’t be happy until they completely illegally remove our right to travel at all. I bet once self driving cars are available, they will outlaw any ability to control the car yourself.

  • April 18, 2014 at 10:49 am
    Long Islander says:
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    The whole thing is just a ruse – a total money grab. “It’s for the children’s safety” is a ruse. I’d like to see the statistics of how many bad accidents due to speeding where children were hurt actually occurred in school zones. I doubt they’ll be able to come up with that data. Just another way for the government to get their hands into our pockets.

    • September 24, 2014 at 3:32 pm
      Paul says:
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      I’d like to see those statistics as well because I doubt there was a surge in accidents that prompted this measure. I’d have a little more respect for them if they just came out and said “Yeah, we’re doing this because we need more money” than to pretend this is for the sake of the children. They saw how profitable the red light cameras were so they’re finding new ways to separate us from our money.

  • September 24, 2014 at 4:07 pm
    Paul says:
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    OK here are NY State stats for pedestrian deaths (see page 6) and you’ll see that thy went DOWN in NY from 2012 to 2013.

    http://www.ghsa.org/html/publications/pdf/spotlights/spotlight_ped2013.pdf



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