Nassau lawmakers vote to repeal speed zone camera program
The Nassau County Legislature unanimously voted yesterday to repeal the controversial school zone speed camera program.
Hundreds of thousands of tickets have been issued in the few months the cameras were in place, irking drivers who say the program was more of a cash-grab than a safety measure.
Some residents and lawmakers complained that the cameras were hastily rolled out before school started and little warning was given to motorists.
Lawmakers announced last week that they were drafting legislation to repeal the program.
County officials say that drivers who were recently ticketed will still be responsible for paying their fines. It's still unclear when the cameras will be dismantled.
Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano has told the Legislature that it must come up with ways to replace the $30 million in revenue the cameras were expected to create.