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Statement by Mayor de Blasio on the State Assembly's Vote on Speed Cameras

April 28, 2014

"With the Assembly's vote today, we are one step closer to the expansion of school slow zones throughout our city where we can install speed cameras, allowing us to protect our children and make our streets safer. This bill will truly save lives.

"Speeding is one of the primary causes of pedestrian fatalities, and addressing this epidemic has been a priority for my administration from the beginning. We can no longer accept these fatalities as inevitable.

"I applaud Speaker Shelly Silver and the Assembly for their vote to support New York City's expansion of speed cameras, and I urge our State Senate to join them. It is our collective responsibility to ensure we are taking the steps to protecting every life we can."

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