Report: $4.3M generated from Nassau school speed cameras

The controversial speed cameras installed at many Nassau schools have generated millions of dollars for the county. New records show that tickets stemming from the cameras have already brought in more

News 12 Staff

Oct 26, 2014, 2:00 AM

Updated 3,501 days ago

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Report: $4.3M generated from Nassau school speed cameras
The controversial speed cameras installed at many Nassau schools have generated millions of dollars for the county.
New records show that tickets stemming from the cameras have already brought in more than $4.3 million, Newsday reports. The records also show that over the past two weeks alone, Nassau County has taken in more than $224,000 per day in tickets.
The county now predicts that it could collect nearly $82 million over the course of the year. At $80 per ticket, that would equate to approximately 1.3 million tickets issued.
The new prediction is well above what the county had originally projected, which was about $30 million a year.
School speed cameras were approved unanimously by the Legislature, but one legislator who voted for the program says it has gone horribly wrong.
Leg. Judy Jacobs, of Woodbury, says she feels the signs that are being used aren't obvious enough to drivers and that there is a lack of flashing lights on them. Jacobs also says it is unfair that so many tickets have been issued, though she isn't surprised by the numbers.
News 12 has reached out to Nassau County Exec. Ed Mangano's office for comment, but has not heard back.


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