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Number of tickets issued from cameras hits five-year low

Most of the time, drivers in New York operate vehicles safely and responsibly. Even when exceeding the speed limit, concern for safety can still exist. Certainly the risk of speeding tickets can work to keep speeds down for some motorists but slowing down may not always been sufficient or even possible and can lead to fines, points and other consequences.

Over the past several years, as many as 190 red-light cameras have been installed at various locations around the city. While intended to be hidden, over time it is believed that many drivers have learned where these cameras are installed. In fact, some GPS systems even alert drivers to cameras as they approach intersections. It is believed by some that this very fact has contributed to a reduction in the number of tickets issued.

In 2012, the city generated $42 million from almost 669,000 tickets. In 2013, just over 575,000 tickets generated $33 million for the city. This is the lowest number of tickets issued by the cameras in five years. In the same time period, the number of reported pedestrian injuries dropped by 20 percent. Some people are calling for more cameras as a way of continuing the crackdown on speeders in New York City.

Some people may think a speeding ticket is minor but it can get out of control all too easily. If not properly handled, license suspensions or even license revocations can result. For these reasons, working with an attorney to help with a ticket defense can be a good idea.

Source: New York Daily News, “City’s red light camera revenue sees drop, records show,” Reuven Blau, April 7, 2014

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