School Zone Speed Camera Violations

The words Speed Cameras Are Working Longer Hours in big bold red and black letters

On July 11, the City will start issuing speed camera violations from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Friday, year round. The City will operate speed cameras in 750 school speed zones. Expanding the speed camera law is one aspect of the City's comprehensive plan to eliminate traffic deaths and serious injuries. Learn more at nyc.gov/visionzero.


This type of violation is issued to the owner of a vehicle traveling over the speed limit in a school zone.
  • The owner of the subject vehicle is responsible for the ticket if:
    • The car was being driven with the owner’s express or implied permission.

    • The car was observed by the camera travelling in a school speed zone in excess of 10 MPH of the posted maximum speed limit.

    • Effective July 11, 2019, the violation took place Monday through Friday between the hours of 6 a.m. and 10 p.m.
Other information about school zone speeding camera violations:
  • The camera must successfully pass a self-test of its functions on the date of occurrence.

  • The camera must undergo an annual calibration check and a certification of that fact must be kept.

  • Each camera operator must provide a certification that the camera was operating properly on the date of occurrence, which you are entitled to see upon request.

Possible Defenses

  • Your evidence shows that the ticket was issued outside of the enforceable days or hours.

  • Your evidence shows that you are not the owner of the vehicle ticketed. For example, there were other cars near yours at the time of occurrence, and the camera captured the wrong car.

  • Your evidence shows that the camera malfunctioned on the date of occurrence.

  • You have evidence to show that your car was stolen, and not recovered, before the occurrence.