Residents: Plainview speed cams too close together

School speed zone cameras have residents in one area of Nassau County feeling like they are being surrounded. In the Plainview area, there are at least three permanent school speed zone cameras within

News 12 Staff

Oct 17, 2014, 1:17 AM

Updated 3,503 days ago

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Residents: Plainview speed cams too close together
School speed zone cameras have residents in one area of Nassau County feeling like they are being surrounded.
In the Plainview area, there are at least three permanent school speed zone cameras within about a mile of each other. They are located at Baylis Elementary, Parkway Elementary School and Our Lady of Mercy School.
The county says the speed zone cameras are legal since each school belongs to a different district.
Some residents have told News 12 that they are too close together.
In a statement, Nassau County officials told News 12 that their goal "is to make our roadways safer by reducing speeding vehicles, collisions, associated injuries and fatalities." They say they are not targeting Plainview.
Nassau Legislator Judy Jacobs (D - Woodbury) says she has received hundreds of complaints about the cameras. Even though she initially voted for them, she now says the program isn't working. Jacobs is calling on the Mangano administration to temporarily pull the plug on all of the cameras.
"Bring it back the proper way with proper notices, proper lighting, proper signage and certainly proper placement," Jacobs told News 12.
As News 12 reported, County Executive Ed Mangano asked to borrow $6.5 million for flashing lights at speed zone signs to make them more noticeable.


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