Get Ready for Next Week’s Speed Cam Rally With This Streetfilms Comic
The campaign to get Albany to allow speed cameras outside every school in NYC is gaining steam.
Assembly Member Deborah Glick’s bill now has companion legislation in the Senate, introduced by Jose Peralta. The bill would allow any school to have automated speed enforcement without the current time of day restrictions, and would remove Albany’s 2018 sunset provision, making the city’s speed camera program permanent.
Last month Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark joined Manhattan’s Cy Vance, Brooklyn’s Ken Thompson, and Queens’s Richard Brown in endorsing speed camera legislation [PDF], making Staten Island’s Michael McMahon the sole NYC DA who hasn’t publicly called for speed cameras in every city school zone.
Twenty-five City Council members and Public Advocate Tish James introduced a resolution urging Albany to remove arbitrary restrictions on speed cameras in New York City. Council members also asked Governor Cuomo to support expanding the program.
Next Thursday, June 9, Transportation Alternatives and Families for Safe Streets will rally at City Hall to demand that state lawmakers to pass Glick’s bill. As of today the Senate version has no cosponsors.
The rally will start at 8:40 Thursday morning. You can RSVP here.
In the meantime, check out the latest Streetfilms Comic from Gary Eckerson, who lays bare the absurd arguments against slowing down drivers in school zones.