Last Updated on August 30, 2023 by Lawrence Berezin
Speed cameras on all days and all times
N.Y. State authorized N.Y.C. to turn on the speed cameras in school zones 24/7. In other words, lights, camera, action, gotcha! Meanwhile, here’s what the D.O.T. has to say.
NYC DOT launched the Speed Camera program in 2013. In June 2014, the pilot expanded to 140 school speed zones, in order to support the pursuit of the City’s Vision Zero goal of eliminating traffic deaths and serious injuries. NYC DOT is now authorized by the State to operate cameras in 750 school speed zones 24 hours a day, seven days a week, year-round.NYC vision zero
I wrote a blog post in 2014 that you may wish to read about speed cameras and red light cameras.
Speed Camera Program F.A.Q.’s
Firstly, N.Y.C.’s program uses the same radar and laser technology relied upon by law enforcement to measure a vehicle’s speed. If the radar finds that the vehicle is exceeding the speed limit by more than ten miles per hour, images of the vehicle are recorded along with an image of the license plate.
The violation is reviewed by a trained D.O.T. staff technician for accuracy. If the technician verifies that the identified vehicle was exceeding the speed limit by more than
ten miles per hour, then he or she will issue a Notice of Liability through the mail to the person to whom the vehicle is registered.
The cameras do not identify individual drivers; it is the responsibility of the vehicle owner to know who is driving his or her car and to pay any fines associated with the Notice of Liability. If you received 15 or more Notices of Liability within 12 months, then you may be required to take a safe vehicle operation course with NYC DOT or else your vehicle may be impounded.
The City of New York is authorized by State law to operate speed cameras in 750 school speed zones.
Under the new State law, effective August 1, 2022, these 750 cameras operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, year-round.
No. The system takes photographs of only those vehicles that exceed the maximum speed limit by more than ten miles per hour, within a school speed zone.
A Timely Guide to Fighting Evil NYC Camera Violations
The Evil Empire and its minions have eyes on you in school zones, bus lanes, intersections, and more places than you can shake a stick at. So, it behooves you to learn how to beat an unjust camera ticket.
If the eye in the sky sends a $50 epistle your way, make sure it was issued correctly.
Check out Larry’s guide to fighting camera tickets. It’s FREE. Just click on the pretty button.
A.B.C. Eyewitness News Reports
Your choice is simple. That is to say, keep your eye on your speedometer and make sure it doesn’t exceed the speed limit. Or, keep burning your $50 bills. The choice is yours.
Be safe and don’t speed!