Kate Hinds is an Associate Producer for WNYC News. She also reports for WNYC and Transportation Nation, a public radio reporting project that combines the work of multiple newsrooms to provide coverage of how we build, rebuild and get around the nation.
Bloomberg Supports Red Light Cameras on Every Corner
Monday, August 22, 2011
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said at a press conference Monday he thought red light cameras were "very effective" and that using that technology instead of cops on corners made sense a lot of sense.
New York’s 150 red light cameras brought in $52 million in ticket revenue last year.
When asked about whether he’d like them at more intersections, Mayor Bloomberg said “I think we should have them on every corner if we could.”
Also on his wish list: using the cameras to fine people for speeding — and shaming politicians in Albany who oppose that.
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