On Friday, New York Governor Kathy Hochul revealed New York’s speed cameras would now be active 24 hours a day and seven days a week starting on July 1st.
Hochul made the announcement on the same day she signed the expansion of the services of the speed cameras.
Before Hochul’s order, the camera could only be used on weekdays, from 6 a.m. to 10 in the evening.
Earlier, New York state lawmakers amended the current program, which expires on June 30th, and cameras must be shut off between 10 pm, and 6 am each day.
According to reports, the deal would also extend the camera program for three years and included agreements to place thousands of additional cameras near schools in New York City.
New York City mayor Eric Adams considered the deal a victory for New Yorkers.
“Make no mistake about it, this is a major victory for New Yorkers that will save lives and help stem the tide of traffic violence that has taken too many. We are investing a historic $900 million in street safety and redesigning 1,000 intersections across the city – but we cannot do this alone, and my team and I have been working closely with our partners in Albany for months to get this done,” Mayor Eric Adams said.