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Deal Reached to Reactivate Speed Cameras at New York City Schools

New York Times, August 27, 2018 

State and city officials have brokered a deal to reactivate speed cameras around New York City schools before students return in September, in a maneuver intended to bypass the State Legislature.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday signed an executive order declaring that the lapsing of the speed cameras and the imminent start of school constituted an emergency that endangered the lives of children.

Allentown Mom Pushes For Cameras On School Buses To Catch Drivers Who Won’t Stop
The Morning Call (Pennsylvania), August 29, 2018

Amber Clark was dropping off her daughter at a bus stop in Allentown last fall when a car whizzed by the school bus so quickly it startled Clark.

And it wasn’t the only time. A few times last year, Clark said she had to pull her daughter Olivia out of harm’s way from speeding cars as she attempted to board the bus on Allen Street between 14th and 15th streets to take her to kindergarten at Arts Academy Elementary Charter School.

“I almost had a heart attack,” Clark said about the first time she saw a speeding car. “I could not believe it.”

Time For Traffic Cameras
Hartford Courant, August 27, 2018

I’m in favor of traffic cameras, since police cannot be watching every intersection or road. In Europe, they have proven to slow down traffic and enforce traffic lights. Just yesterday I witnessed cars totally ignoring red lights. They stopped, then proceeded through to the next set of lights.

Governor Cuomo Makes An Announcement About NYC’S School Zone Speed Cameras
New York, August 27, 2018

After months of inaction by Senate Republicans and with the New York City school year set to begin next week, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed an Executive Order declaring a state of emergency in New York City and reinstating the speed camera program. The Executive Order temporarily suspends the sunset provisions in the speed camera program legislation, providing New York City the authority it needs to implement the program ahead of the school year.

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San Antonio School District Now Has Bus Cameras
Ocoee (Florida), July 30, 2018

Ocoee Police has started posting videos of people whizzing through red light camera intersections. Each video is more dangerous and scary than the last. All it takes is a few seconds on the road to cause a crash. Red light crash after red light near-crash are now being blasted on Facebook by Ocoee Police.

“A lot of people really get an education about how bad some of these violations are,” said Ocoee Police Deputy Chief Stephen McCosker.