Protesters rally against school speed zone cameras

A rally took place in Mineola Sunday to call for an end to Nassau's controversial school zone speed camera program. The program issues $80 fines to drivers caught speeding in certain school zones that

News 12 Staff

Nov 17, 2014, 4:02 AM

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Protesters rally against school speed zone cameras
A rally took place in Mineola Sunday to call for an end to Nassau's controversial school zone speed camera program.
The program issues $80 fines to drivers caught speeding in certain school zones that have been set up with the cameras.
Many have criticized the program as a cash-grab, instead of a safety measure. 
Nassau last week announced a plan to install flashing warning lights in 56 school zones that are equipped with the cameras.
The protesters say the signage and lighting doesn't provide enough of a warning for drivers. They are now calling on the county to disband the program and remove the cameras.
News 12 contacted Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano's office for comment and received a statement from John Marks, the head of the Traffic and Parking Violations Agency.
"Don't speed in school zones as it places pedestrians lives in danger and is against the law," he said.
 


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