NBCNewYork, New York, July 9, 2020

Nearly deserted roads during stay-at-home orders led to a spike in speed camera violations at many New York City locations, according to an analysis by AAA Northeast.

“Empty roads proved a temptation to exceed the speed limit for many drivers,” said Robert Sinclair, Jr., manager of media relations for AAA Northeast.

Overall, more than 30 cameras around the city tripled their daily ticket output during the pandemic while 90 cameras doubled the violations issued.