Saturday, August 11, 2018
Why Does Bill de Blasio Want School Speed Cameras Rather Than Speed Bumps?
The Republican controlled State Senate refused to renew the school speed cameras for New York City schools due to political considerations and their hostility for the Mayor are the reasons that the city had their school speed cameras shut off. Bill de Blasio demands that the school speed cameras be turned back on and wants it expanded to all s schools to protect students.
The existing speed cameras only operate between 7am and 4pm during school days. However, Mayor Bill de Blasio wants them to operate during daylight hours and add another 150 school speed cameras to the existing 120. He claims it's a school staff issue but I suspect its about the money for fines that end up in the city coffers.
Instead of speed cameras, every school street should have a speed bump. This way all cars, not just law-abiding ones will slow down Why didn't Mayor Bill de Blasio propose school speed bumps?
First, school speed bumps cost the City money to install. Second, the speed bumps don't generate funding for the City. So, instead of making money on the school speed cameras, they would pay to install school speed bumps. For the Mayor it's not school safety but revenue.
That's why Mayor Bill de Blasio wants school speed cameras and not school speed bumps.