Drivers protest speed cameras in Nassau

Angry Long Island drivers protested Sunday to demand Nassau County pump the breaks on its school zone speed camera program. The protest was held on Oyster Bay Road in front of Our Lady of Mercy School

News 12 Staff

Oct 27, 2014, 6:36 AM

Updated 3,499 days ago

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Drivers protest speed cameras in Nassau
Angry Long Island drivers protested Sunday to demand Nassau County pump the breaks on its school zone speed camera program.
The protest was held on Oyster Bay Road in front of Our Lady of Mercy School in Hicksville.
The rally comes one day after News 12 learned the county has raked in an average of $200,000 per day from violations.
Drivers say the rollout of the school speed zone camera program was deeply flawed and they want it suspended. They say there needs to be better signage in the areas where the cameras are in operation.
"In my opinion, and everyone here at this rally's opinion, the signage needs to be better," says rally organizer Amie Nemeth. "We want safety. Give us signs where the zone begins and where it ends."
Nemeth is part of a group that call themselves Nassau County Residents Opposing School Speed Zone Cameras.
She says it was the second rally the group has held, and adds that the group will continue to take their message to the streets until county officials start listening.
A spokesperson for Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano's office told News 12 that the County Legislature voted against funding for flashing lights in school zones and should reconsider their decision.
 


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