SPEED DEMONS: The Scourge of Reckless Driving is Way Worse Than We Thought

People are driving recklessly. Photo: Gersh Kuntzman

City speed cameras are nabbing far more drivers than they were during the normal, pre-corona days — even though the numbers of cars on the road is down dramatically.

Over the 12 weekdays between March 5 and March 20, city speed cameras issued 151,896 summonses, nearly 11 percent more than the comparable 12-day period in January (Jan. 13-29), when just 135,380 speeding tickets are issued by cameras, city data show.

The 11-percent increase in tickets come as the total number of vehicle miles traveled in the five boroughs is down by 71 percent from that same January baseline.

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