Vote on flashing lights proposal for Nassau school speed zones tabled by Legislature
The Nassau Legislature has decided to table a proposal to install flashing lights at every school speed zone in the county.
As News 12 has reported, Nassau Executive Ed Mangano says he wants to put flashing lights, not just where speed cameras are, but at all 434 public and private schools in Nassau. The plan would require borrowing $6.5 million.
The issue was scheduled for debate and a vote at the Nassau Legislature meeting Monday, but the issue was put on hold due to multiple concerns.
Minority Leader Kevan Abrahams says the money for the flashing lights should come from the revenue generated by the speed cameras.
The legislature is expected to vote on the matter at the next meeting on Oct. 6.
School speed zone cameras are being shut off for two days this week. The county says the cameras will not be plugged in this Thursday and Friday since public schools are closed for Rosh Hashanah. Drivers can still get tickets for breaking school speed zone limits at the Catholic schools in Baldwin, Hicksville and Westbury, where classes will still be in session. Drivers who are caught face fines of $80.