In New York, residents may want to watch their speed even when a cop isn't
in sight, as cameras have been posted in six different discreet locations.
This is a test run that the city's Department of Transportation is
running. With the issuance of these speeding tickets, their ultimate goal
is to put a stop to speeding, as it is reckless and endangers the lives
As of now, there are only six cameras posted throughout New York City and
near school zones. However, with the success rate that they have seen
with these initial six, more will come sooner rather than later. In fact,
the city plans to extend the program to 20 cameras total. This will not
only be for the safety of individuals, though, as this program creates
significant revenue for the city.
In the first two weeks of this new speeding program, New York City has
already issued close to 1,000 speeding tickets. Tickets were only issued
to drivers that were going 10 mph over the speed limit. In most areas,
the posted speed was 30 mph.
Individuals who have received speeding tickets in New York as a result
of this new camera system or by a police officer should be aware that
paying the ticket in full is an admission of guilt. While it may seem
minor, the fact of the matter is that fighting a speeding ticket could
keep from points being added on a driver's license. In addition, with
a solid defense strategy, it could possibly eliminate the increase of
insurance premiums and limit the possible consequences of a speeding ticket.
Source: New York Post,
Speed cameras begin catching speeders around NYC school zones, Michael Gartland, Feb. 2, 2014