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May 20, 2022
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Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez’s Statement on 24/7 Speed Camera Agreement

NEW YORK – New York City Department of Transportation Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez today released the following statement on the State Legislature’s agreement to renew the City’s School Zone Speed Camera program and expand hours of operation from 6am to 10pm on weekdays to 24 hours, seven days a week.

“Traffic safety has been the focus of all of our discussions with Albany lawmakers. The data speaks for itself: speed cameras save lives. With the majority of traffic fatalities now happening overnights and on weekends, expanding the automated enforcement hours of operation is a huge accomplishment for the City and for the safety of New Yorkers. This win wouldn’t have been possible without the leadership and support of Transportation Alternatives, Families for Safe Streets, Regional Plan Association (RPA), NY League of Conservation Voters, StreetsPAC, State Senator Andrew Gounardes, Assembly Member Deborah Glick, Speakers Carl Heastie, Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, and Mayor Eric Adams. We look forward to working with Speaker Adams and the Council to take this to the finish line. The DOT will continue working around the clock to reduce road fatalities throughout the city -- and ensure we’re improving traffic safety in historically underinvested communities.”