New York Senate Bill 4682 – Implementing Speed Violation Monitoring Systems in Work Zones

Bill No.:
SO 4682
Bill Location:
New YorkSenate
Bill Title:

Establishes a Demonstration Program Implementing Speed Violation Monitoring Systems in Work Zones by Means of Photo Devices

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NMA Recommendation:

UPDATE September 7, 2021. This measure was signed into law on September 6, 2021.

Senate Bill 4682 has passed both the Assembly and the Senate. If enacted, the measure would create a speed camera pilot program in work zones, which would inevitably lead to widespread speed camera use throughout the state.

The NMA is opposed to automated traffic enforcement, including speed cameras, for a number of reasons including:

  • Photo radar can generate false readings
  • This type of automated enforcement emphasizes ticket volume
  • There is no certifiable witness to the alleged violation
  • The driver of the vehicle is not positively identified by the camera which means, by default, the owner of the vehicle receives the ticket whether or not he/she was the driver at the time of the alleged violation
  • Speed cameras have not been shown to improve traffic safety

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