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October 21, 2013

If you like to speed in NYC, watch out. Over the weekend of October 11 – 13, 2013, the NYPD gave out 736 NYC traffic tickets for speeding.i

NYPD set up speed traps in all five NYC boroughs:

  • 266 NYC speeding tickets issued in Queens
  • 213 NYC speeding tickets issued in the Bronx
  • 113 NYC speeding tickets issued in Brooklyn

A NYC speeding ticket is a NYC traffic violation that carries both a fine and points on your license.

FINE: $45 – $600

POINTS: 3 – 11 points

Filed under: Parking & Traffic Tickets,Speeding — Tags: , — mtohn @ 1:41 pm
July 3, 2013

On June 22nd, 2013, New York State lawmakers voted to allow New York City to install cameras to catch speeding motorists near schools. The bill approves a five-year pilot program that would allow the operation of 20 speed-camera systems in school speed zones.  Drivers who are caught speeding by the cameras would face a $50 NYC speeding ticket fine.

Mayor Bloomberg supported the bill, predicting that the speed cameras will help reduce injuries and deaths caused by cars speeding in school zones.

These new cameras will be added to the cameras that catch NYC motorists going through red lights and driving in bus lanes.

Opponents of the bill claim that these cameras serve only to generate revenue from NYC speeding tickets. One group, the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, also believe that funds would be better directed hiring more police offers who can enforce the NYC speed limits and also be alert to other criminal activity.

In its coverage of the vote, The New York Times pointed out that speed cameras in NYC school zones has been an ongoing battle between NYC and New York State for years, primarily because this is a local issue that requires state approval. The fight over the speed cameras — similar proposals had stalled in Albany for years — was yet another example of how what are considered local issues often require state approval, to the frustration of city officials. New York City’s public advocate, Bill de Blasio, said on Saturday that the city should be given the authority to install speed or red-light cameras “without the need for an all-out legislative campaign in Albany.”