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New York Auto Insurance: Cameras at Stoplights Could Increase Tickets

New York Auto Insurance: Cameras at Stoplights Could Increase Tickets

New York City drivers don’t typically have to haggle with police officers or try to beguile their way out of tickets. Catching up to a driver speeding through a congested intersection is nearly impossible to feasibly and safely do. A proposal gaining momentum in Albany however, could change just that. This post is brought to you by AJ Benet New York Auto Insurance programs.

According to the New York Times, the proposal would install cameras that record the speed of passing cars and issue violations automatically. The speed and accuracy of the technologies would be much more suitable for the fast paced hectic traffic of NYC streets, where it is often difficult and potentially dangerous to catch violators.

The proposal calls for 40 cameras mounted throughout the city. About half of those cameras can be rotated different directions, so drivers aren’t ever certain when their speed is being tracked. Only violators who exceed the speed limit (usually 30 miles per hour), by more than 10 miles per hour would be given tickets, receiving a $50 fine. For those who exceed it by more than 30 miles per hour, the fine doubles to $100. Drivers would not be docked points on their licenses for violations.

Proponents of the bill point to statistics. Since cameras were installed in Washington in 2001, police said traffic fatalities had fallen 56 percent. Hundreds of New Yorkers each year are killed in speeding-related crashes.

Others argue the cameras aren’t fair because they can’t capture the context of the situation the way a cop would, for example if someone was simply trying to clear the intersection.

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