Just when most are getting familiar with the locations of red light cameras, New York City motorists may soon be the subject of cameras that measure speed and issue tickets. A speed-camera bill is gaining momentum in Albany which would allow the City to install up to 40 speed cameras, 20 of which could be periodically rotated to different locations to keep motorists off guard.
There would be a 9 mph grace for motorists so only those who exceed the speed limit (usually 30 mph in New York City) by 10+ mph would be subject to the $50 ticket. The fine doubles to $100 for those exceeding the speed limit by 30+ mph.
Like red light camera tickets, speed camera tickets will not carry points and will not affect one’s auto insurance rates. This “break” is not due to the Legislature’s benevolence. Rather, it is more practical in that it eliminates the need to prove who was driving the vehicle.