Metropolis velocity demons beware.
24-hour speed cameras are set to activate Monday morning at 2,000 areas all through the 5 boroughs.
“New Yorkers should be protected on our streets 24 hours a day, seven days per week, and conserving our cameras on is a important step in that route,” Mayor Eric Adams stated final month.
At present, the cameras solely function between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m., a limitation missed 59 p.c of site visitors fatalities that occurred throughout their down time, officers stated.
Pace cameras had been launched in 2014, and violators typically solely get one or two tickets — an indication that they function a deterrent, officers argue.
State lawmakers reached a deal to resume the digicam program, which was set to run out on the finish of June, and to permit tickets to be issued around-the-clock.
Pace cameras, backers argue, lower dashing by 72 p.c within the areas they’re positioned.
“Sadly, we all know reckless drivers are on our streets 24/7 — so our cameras should be on 24/7 too,” stated Deputy Mayor for Operations Meera Joshi final month.