City of Buffalo, NY activated new camera system to catch school-zone speeders

The city’s new school zone camera enforcement system went live this week in 14 school zones, officials announced.

“The way we chose these was based predominately on two metrics: one was accidents and the other was calls from parents, the community and school members, where they obviously saw a danger,” said Kevin J. Helfer, the city’s parking commissioner.

Some communities in the nation – including Rochester –  have taken down these traffic-infraction cameras over questions about their effectiveness. Supporters of the camera program predict children and other pedestrians around often-busy school zones will be better protected.