In an effort to reduce an increase in fatal car accidents in New York City, legislators in Albany have signed a deal to renew the existing cameras program and to have them running 24/7 instead of the current schedule of 6:00 am to 10:00 pm.
Safety advocates were pleased that the deal was signed and the new amended bill was on its way to be delivered to Governor Hochul and signed. The signature of the bill allows the speed cameras program to be extended for 3 years. However the deal is a watered down version of the bill proposed by Senator Andrew Gournades (picture) who originally included several other propositions such as:
- Requiring the DMV to notify car insurance companies about any car accumulating five or more speed camera tickets