A deal that will extend and expand the Big Apple’s speed camera program has passed, including allowing the city to run the cameras all day and night.
The new deal passed by New York State lawmakers amends the current program, which expires on June 30th, and cameras must be shut off between 10 pm and 6 am each day.
Sources said the deal would 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 consider 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.
According to reports, Adams also wants NYC full control over the speed camera and red light camera programs and allows red-light cameras to operate 24/7, but neither was included in the agreement.