Replace NY’s Patchwork of “Demonstration Programs” for Automated Enforcement

Speed Cameras

  • 1180-B authorizes New York City to have speed cameras in 750 school speed zones between 6am-10pm. Authorization expires July 2022
  • 1180-D authorizes Buffalo to have speed cameras in 20 school speed zones during school hours. Authorization expires September 2024
  • 1180-E authorizes highway speed cameras. Authorization expires October 2026.
  1. Authorize statewide (Allowing cameras to be run by State or City DOTs)
  2. End restrictions on hours (we need to stop speeding at all hours, especially at night when risk to pedestrians is highest)
  3. End restriction on locations (Stop restricting to “school zones” as if children have room and board at the schools, and stop restricting highway enforcement to “work zones”)
  4. Replace maximum limits with required minimum coverage for each county proportional to the number of registered vehicles. Minimum coverage could be 1 speed camera per 2,000 registered vehicles, or a metric based on lane-miles of roadway.
  5. Change speed limit thresholds (Stop beginning enforcement in 25mph zones at 40% over the limit. Enforce a 25mph speed limit at 30mph. Enforce a 30mph speed limit at 35mph.)
  6. Create an escalating fine structure (Increase the fines starting with the 3rd offense in 12 months, and double the fines on top of that for going 20+mph over the limit)

Red Light Cameras

  • 1111-A authorizes New York City to have 150 red light cameras
  • 1111-B authorizes Nassau County to have 100 red light cameras
  • 1111-B*2 authorizes Yonkers to have 25 red light cameras
  • 1111-B*3 authorizes Suffolk County to have 100 red light cameras
  • 1111-D authorizes New Rochelle to have 12 red light cameras
  • 1111-D*2 authorizes Mt. Vernon to have 12 red light cameras
  • 1111-D*3 authorizes Albany to have 20 red light cameras
  • 1111-E authorizes White Plains to have 12 red light cameras
  • 1111-F authorizes Pelham Manor to have 1 red light camera
  1. Authorize statewide
  2. Replace maximum limits with required minimum coverage for each county proportional to the number of signalized intersections. A good minimum would require at least 5% of signalized intersections to have a red light camera. This can easily be phased in by raising the minimum requirement each year.

Bus Lane Enforcement

  • 1111-C authorizes New York City to have fixed or mobile bus lane enforcement. Mobile enforcement is limited to 50 cameras on routes in Manhattan below 96th st.
  1. Authorize statewide. Bus lane restrictions state wide should benefit from automated enforcement.
  2. Remove cap on mobile enforcement (Allow camera mounted enforcement on every bus)
  3. Require minimum fixed enforcement of at least 1 camera per mile of exclusive bus lane where mobile enforcement is not used.

Block the Box / Pedestrian Right of Way Enforcement

  1. Authorize automated enforcement statewide with owner liability.
  2. Required camera counts for each city or county proportional to the number of marked crosswalks

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