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New York, NY - Unlimited Traffic Cameras in Bloomberg's New Budget Will Bring in $6.2 Million in Fines

Published on: February 1, 2009 11:32 AM
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New York, NY - Drivers beware: Big Brother could be watching you at every Big Apple intersection soon.

The mayor’s preliminary budget released Friday proposes to amend state law to allow for traffic-light cameras at “unlimited locations” in the city and to raise the fine from $50 to $100.

“The program has been successful, and we want to expand it,” Mayor Bloomberg spokesman Marc LaVorgna said.

The state Legislature has capped the number of cameras at 100. The cameras snap photos of cars passing through a red light - including the license plate. The registered owner of the vehicle is automatically mailed a ticket.

The preliminary budget calls for adding 20 more cameras, which would bring in $6.2 million in fiscal year 2009-10.

In his latest budget proposal, Gov. Paterson supported the removal of the cap on cameras. The Legislature would also have to approve the measure.

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“If the state legislation becomes a reality, we would be free to continue to add cameras as needed,” LaVorgna said of the city program.

 


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 Feb 01, 2009 at 10:37 AM lavdafka Says:

I guess it’s time to go online and purchase the "ANTI CAMRA GLARE SRAY" for the license plate.

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 Feb 01, 2009 at 10:56 AM john doe Says:

They say that scotch guard works as well to protect you from those camaras.

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 Feb 01, 2009 at 10:56 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
lavdafka Says:

I guess it’s time to go online and purchase the "ANTI CAMRA GLARE SRAY" for the license plate.

anything people can do to foil the disgusting plans of Bloomy gets my vote!

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 Feb 01, 2009 at 10:55 AM eli Says:

The mayor is crazy !!! We can't let this happen

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 Feb 01, 2009 at 10:46 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
lavdafka Says:

I guess it’s time to go online and purchase the "ANTI CAMRA GLARE SRAY" for the license plate.

That spray dosn't help you much when the cop is pulling you over. Does it?

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 Feb 01, 2009 at 10:42 AM Tuvia and Rachel Lind Says:

Reply to #1  
lavdafka Says:

I guess it’s time to go online and purchase the "ANTI CAMRA GLARE SRAY" for the license plate.

why dont you just obey the traffic laws !!!

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 Feb 01, 2009 at 11:12 AM bloom Says:

Here we go - another way how to slam us with fines..... bloomberg doesn't stop to find ways how to take out our hard earned money. The excuse is allways "it's for our safety - ......"
Bloomy please stop this nonsense. You don't know what it means to pay for a ticket, to take out of money of our weekly salary and pay for a ticket which is by lot of people a result of less food on the table....
Don't be the "biggest charity donor".... start your charity "with not taking.... "

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 Feb 01, 2009 at 11:05 AM puch Says:

although mr. bloomberg is out of wack on many issues, i can't oppose this one. unlike hiring more traffic agents to issue unnecessary tickets, this is vital. many lives would have been saved if drivers would'nt pass red lights.
if only one live would be saved by the mayor's proposal, he's got my backing.

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 Feb 01, 2009 at 11:25 AM matti Says:

Sorry guys - my mother a"h was killed by someone going thru a red light. It happened 37 years ago, but the memories never fade... If this prevents one accident - it's worth it!

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 Feb 01, 2009 at 10:41 AM Anonymous Says:

get ready for more car accidents by people slamming their brakes

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 Feb 01, 2009 at 11:49 AM Anonymous Says:

On this one I agree with the Mayor. Up the fine to $250.00.
What reason could you give for passing a red light? You could C"V kill someone.

Mr. Mayor, these are the type of tickets you should enforce. Also enforce passing flashing school buses lights tickets instead of meeters.

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 Feb 01, 2009 at 11:49 AM Anonymous Says:

People don't take it personally he's not concerned about u nor ur safety he's doing it for the money and nothing else

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 Feb 01, 2009 at 11:59 AM Anonymous Says:

by the next vote's we need to drive him out from citi hall

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 Feb 01, 2009 at 12:33 PM Anonymous Says:

cameras have been in use in england and israel for years now .

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 Feb 01, 2009 at 12:32 PM Anonymous Says:

are the cameras able to be calibrated to take a picture before the light actually turns red? if so the city should be forced to get it calibrated by an outside non biased firm .

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 Feb 01, 2009 at 02:10 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

by the next vote's we need to drive him out from citi hall

Why? this is good for safety and good for revenu. whats your problem?

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 Feb 01, 2009 at 02:21 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #11  
Anonymous Says:

On this one I agree with the Mayor. Up the fine to $250.00.
What reason could you give for passing a red light? You could C"V kill someone.

Mr. Mayor, these are the type of tickets you should enforce. Also enforce passing flashing school buses lights tickets instead of meeters.

Some people do not get it. These cameras are got-ya camera if you enter the intersection on yellow you WILL get that ticket. Let him add police who have common sense.

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 Feb 01, 2009 at 03:31 PM Anonymous Says:

Bloomberg is out to drive the middle class out of the city. Every time you turn around he's got his hand in you pocket. we must

THROW.....THE......BUM........OUT

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 Feb 01, 2009 at 04:18 PM Anonymous Says:

you see its only in new york that they are out for our money. why in new jersey is the living much cheaper.

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 Feb 01, 2009 at 04:12 PM Anonymous Says:

I disagree with The mayor ok this. If we are adding cameras for safety reasons I would be for it. It should not be used as a means of income.

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 Feb 01, 2009 at 06:35 PM ANTI BLOOOOOOMY Says:

Reply to #7  
bloom Says:

Here we go - another way how to slam us with fines..... bloomberg doesn't stop to find ways how to take out our hard earned money. The excuse is allways "it's for our safety - ......"
Bloomy please stop this nonsense. You don't know what it means to pay for a ticket, to take out of money of our weekly salary and pay for a ticket which is by lot of people a result of less food on the table....
Don't be the "biggest charity donor".... start your charity "with not taking.... "

I dont understand the anger of pepole about this, - there are laws out there & you "have" to obay to them, if not YOU DESERVE a ticket, its not like the parking meters that you can forget, we are talking about "passing" a RED LIGHT, a strong offence, & lets not forget the city faces a huge deficit & why should we all be taxed more when we can get it from those idiots that break the law.
& FOR THE LAST WORD, I AM "NOT" A BLOOMY FAN, BUT ON THIS ONE HE IS RIGHT, I MY SELF GOT 2 RED LIGHT TICKETS ALL READY, & IT MADE ME VERY CEARFULL BEFORE I ZOOOOOOOOOOM THRU A ORANGE LIGHT OIN CONEY ISLAND.......

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 Feb 01, 2009 at 06:29 PM Anonymous Says:

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Tuvia and Rachel Lind Says:

why dont you just obey the traffic laws !!!

im with you on that

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 Feb 01, 2009 at 07:36 PM MS Says:

I heard of a town that had these cameras and after two years got rid of them. They found that people were'nt going on red light and they were losing money. They don't care for anybody's safety. Only care about MONEY! Specially Bloomberg. If he would care about safety, he would hire more police and pay them better, rather than hiring more of those roaches that roam the streets and give tickets fo nothing.

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 Feb 01, 2009 at 09:19 PM Yossi Says:

Reply to #12  
Anonymous Says:

People don't take it personally he's not concerned about u nor ur safety he's doing it for the money and nothing else

Amen to that, they obviously want people to run those lights - or they wouldn't be concerned about how much money it brings in...

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 Feb 01, 2009 at 09:11 PM Pearl of Wisdom Says:

Or:
Dont run reds.
Imagine!

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 Feb 01, 2009 at 10:08 PM Anonymous Says:

I switzerland they have cameras all over the highways.. I f you go "2 KM" over the limit you get flashed with a big ticket!!

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 Feb 01, 2009 at 10:41 PM Mrs Fisch Says:

How about, instead of kvetching about getting tickets, be thankful for the added bonus that might actually stop you from killing someone when you run a red in your urge to get home 5 minutes faster? Sad, but Boruch Hashem that the weight of one's wallet is can possible make a difference between vilde chaye and safe driver.

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 Feb 02, 2009 at 12:28 AM yutz Says:

Reply to #10  
Anonymous Says:

get ready for more car accidents by people slamming their brakes

Exactly,especially in Boro Park.

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 Feb 01, 2009 at 11:53 PM robroy560 Says:

He gets all of his ideas from the UK... If it's so great, go run for mayor there.

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 Feb 02, 2009 at 07:12 AM Anonymous Says:

this is good news! will definitely save some lives.

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 Feb 02, 2009 at 08:11 AM Mrs Fisch Says:

#30 - Very true, though obviously people here want to focus more on the money part than red light rules are meant for saving lives. Some people have Interesting Priorities.

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 Feb 02, 2009 at 08:08 AM Anonymous Says:

I don't think this is a safety think, because you can pass the red light and you won't get flashed, this flashes only when its orange or first 3 second when it gets red, after that you can pass

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