City speed demons beware.
24-hour speed cameras will be activated at 2,000 locations in the five boroughs on Monday morning.
“New Yorkers deserve to be safe on our streets 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and keeping our cameras on is a critical step in that direction,” Mayor Eric Adams said last month.
Currently, the cameras only operate between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m., a limit that has missed 59 percent of road fatalities that occurred during their downtime, officials said.
Speed cameras were introduced in 2014, and violators typically only get one or two tickets — a sign they’re a deterrent, officials argue.
State lawmakers agreed to renew the camera program, which was due to expire at the end of June, and allow 24-hour ticketing.
Speed cameras, supporters argue, reduce speeds by 72 percent in the areas where they are placed.
“Unfortunately, we know that reckless drivers are on our roads 24/7 — so our cameras need to be on 24/7, too,” Deputy Mayor for Operations Meera Joshi said last month.
https://nypost.com/2022/07/31/nyc-speed-cameras-to-run-around-the-clock-beginning-monday/ NYC speed cameras will run 24 hours a day starting Monday