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Speed Camera Tickets Surge, Bring In Nearly $17M

Speed cameras, which issue tickets automatically when drivers go more than 10mph over the speed limit, have produced a surge in tickets and generated nearly $17 million in revenue for New York City.

Last year, the city had 49 speed cameras in operation. Currently, 57 are operational, and City Hall plans to have a total of 140 cameras operating by the end of the year.

According to the Daily News, last year more than 445,000 speed-camera tickets were issued. That’s compared to nearly 118,000 issued manually by police officers over the same period.

More than $5 million in outstanding speed camera tickets is still owed to the city, according to FOIA records obtained by the Daily News.

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#1 Comment By eli On April 3, 2015 @ 12:46 pm

Another effort to chase the middle class out of the City, curtesey of Bloomberg, re-enforced by his replacement.