new crownEpidemicsinceNew York CityIncrease in traffic accidents, mayoradams(Eric Adams) announced on August 1 that city-wide traffic speed cameras, which only worked from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. from Monday to Friday, would operate 24 hours from now and that violators would be fined 50 yuan. Fine will be imposed. , He also said that there will be a push to increase the number of cameras in the future.
The city has about 2,060 speed cameras in five districts, mainly distributed in 750 road sections around the campus; The state legislature previously only allowed New York City speed cameras to operate from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday through Monday. As of Friday, however, data shows about 60% of fatal traffic accidents in the city occur when cameras are turned off at night; Meanwhile, as of July 28, 143 people have been killed by cars this year, which is 50% more than the same. This is 16% higher as compared to the same period last year and in 2019. It was the deadliest year since Vision Zero was implemented in 2014.
According to studies cited by the city, speed cameras can reduce speed by an average of 72 percent and reduce the number of traffic accidents by 14 percent; Adams and City Transportation Commissioner Yadanis Rodriguez are pushing the state legislature to amend the bill. City speed cameras were allowed to operate 24/7 and the city was given full authority to increase the number of cameras or increase fines; However, the state legislature eventually agreed to increase the cameras to 24 hours.
Currently, the speed limit for almost all speed zones in New York City is 25 miles. According to the rules, if the vehicle exceeds the speed limit by more than 11 miles, the camera will automatically enforce the law and fined 50 yuan; “Since New York is a city that never sleeps, the speed camera won’t blink; it’s a huge victory for New York City, and traffic safety is public safety,” Adams said.
Adams said he still hopes to add speed cameras, “We will continue to push to add cameras outside campus road sections to break existing restrictions; the number of cameras is determined by the road section and high-traffic road sections.” Cameras should be added in accidents.”
The Municipal Transportation Bureau has previously proposed plans to redesign 1,000 traffic lights at intersections this year, and more than 500 have been completed. In addition, there are around 200 red light cameras in the city, which are working round the clock.