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Bloomberg Supports Red Light Cameras on Every Corner

Monday, August 22, 2011

Mayor Michael Bloomberg in Brooklyn's Steiner Studios, fielding a question about red light cameras (Edward Reed/Office of the Mayor)

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.

Read the whole story at Transportation Nation.

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Comments [2]

rrjr51

i think we should put red light camera on politicians so we can see how much they are ripping us off. The people should be able to vote on the red light cameras - the government controlling our lifes again - once again the government ripping us off so they can support they huge pension plans - its all about them taking our money and has nothing to do about our safety.

Jan. 05 2012 09:07 PM

Just install them in Queens -- the resulting ticket revenue would balance the budget and pay for 1000 more teachers.

Aug. 23 2011 07:14 AM

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