New York A 1661 – Requires signage alerting motorists of red light cameras
Requires signage alerting motorists of red light cameras in the areas where red light camera demonstration programs have been authorizedFull Bill Text
UPDATE January 4, 2021: Bill died in committee
Bill A 1661 was introduced to the state Assembly on January 16, 2019 and was subsequently referred to the Transportation Committee. The bill is not currently scheduled for a public hearing or vote.
The NMA is strongly opposed to the use of red-light cameras but supports this piece of legislation because it requires drivers be forewarned of camera installations. Most accidents that occur at camera-operated intersections are caused by drivers suddenly realizing the device is present and reacting abruptly by slamming their brakes. A forewarned, prepared driver is safer than a reactionary, in-the-moment one.