I was under the impression that the number of red light cameras in NYC was limited by government legislation. I cannot find any information on this and there seems to be a lot of new ones in Staten Island alone. Any information would be appreciated.
I cannot find any information on this and there seems to be a lot of new ones in Staten Island alone........
Aren't they included in the RLC file?
When the RLC legislation was first passed in 1993, they permitted 50 cameras. In 2006, this was expanded to 100 cameras, and in April 2009, they received authority to add another 50, bringing the total to 150 (this was the same legislation that authorized cameras in other parts of the state.)
Now, the RLC POI file lists 258 locations in the 5 boroughs, so how does that all add up? I'm not sure, but in doing a little digging, I found this paragraph, in the 2006 NYC press release announcing the change from 50 to 100 cameras:
DOT currently operates red light cameras at 75 locations around the City, 50 of which are used to monitor intersections on any given day. Over the next several months, DOT will add cameras at 75 additional locations and begin monitoring 100 locations daily.
My take on this is that they have more cameras than the law permits, but they are not all active every day, so you need to use caution at all of them. Can anyone confirm that?
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