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Cuomo declares state of emergency to reinstate speed cameras in NY school zones

Staff Writer |
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced a proposal to formally reinstate the speed camera program in New York City and more than double the number of zones will be included in the 2019 Executive Budget.

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Speed cameras have proven to be effective at reducing car crashes and increasing survivability rates in school zones, but in 2018 the Republican-led Senate blocked passage of legislation that would allow the program to continue.

In response, Governor Cuomo declared a State of Emergency to temporarily reinstate the program. The Governor's new budget proposal would reinstate and expand the program through statute and expand the number of impacted school zones from 140 to 290.

In addition to expanding the number of school zones covered by the program, the Governor's proposal would also provide additional signage to give notice of cameras as well as expand the area in which cameras can be placed.

The number of cameras for each school zone is determined by the City of New York, which operates the program.

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