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(New York Daily News)   NYC Council wants to install speed cameras to nail those poor saps who finally manage to exceed the speed of a tortoise on city streets   (nydailynews.com) divider line 11
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2013-03-13 08:18:07 AM
You wanna know how I know Subby has never been to NYC?  I've seen taxi's go plaid on the West Side Highway, and achieve Ludicrous Speed between one red light and the next.

That being said, speed camera's are a way for the City to make money, not control traffic.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-03-13 08:52:23 AM
Bloomberg has wanted cameras for years, both speed cameras and surveillance/tolling cameras.

Article headline: state Assembly approved budget bill that included a pilot program

The ~15 year old red light camera program is a pilot program. The city was supposed to try out cameras, send a report up to Albany, and the legislature would decide whether cameras should be expanded and made permanent. The city was unable to show any benefit other than financial, never submitted a report, and relied on politics to keep its cameras live.
 
2013-03-13 09:04:11 AM
Ennuipoet:  I've seen taxis go plaid on the West Side Highway, and achieve Ludicrous Speed between one red light and the next.

I love when I manage to exceed 30 MPH on Manhattan streets. Stick the cameras in the outer boroughs, like Cross Bay Boulevard in Broad Channel by the wildlife preserve, and there is money to be made.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-03-13 09:11:51 AM
If I were a power-mad dictator running New York City I would put the cameras on I-95.
 
2013-03-13 09:41:41 AM
How do people in New York drive that fast with one hand while holding their mega-large freedom-sized Big Gulp in the other?
 
2013-03-13 09:46:05 AM

Loud_Mouth_Soup: How do people in New York drive that fast with one hand while holding their mega-large freedom-sized Big Gulp in the other?


The lack of unhealthy trans-fat in their diet makes them ultra agile.
 
2013-03-13 10:15:41 AM
Definitely have seen cabs haul ass in between lights and very likely get it above 30, even for a few seconds. It's enough to either seriously hurt someone or cause them to jump the curb in case someone is crossing the street.

One place where speed cams could be of use...Queens Boulevard aka The Boulevard of Death. 8 lanes of traffic, fast changing pedestrian lights and cars trying to make it to the next block...it's really dangerous even when you pay attention.
 
2013-03-13 11:13:22 AM

Loud_Mouth_Soup: How do people in New York drive that fast with one hand while holding their mega-large freedom-sized Big Gulp in the other?


We stop in public parks and light up a massively taxed cigarette to make it truly fun.
 
2013-03-13 12:27:11 PM
"Cameras have allowed the city to dip into the pockets of drivers who run red lights - and now there is growing political momentum to use them to punish speeders."

I guess it wasn't a slippery-slope argument after all.

/hates being right
 
2013-03-13 03:36:00 PM
AgentBang: "One place where speed cams a highway bypass could be of use...Queens Boulevard aka The Boulevard of Death. 8 lanes of traffic, fast changing pedestrian lights and cars trying to make it to the next block...it's really dangerous even when you pay attention."

/FTFY
 
2013-03-13 05:36:55 PM

spmkk: AgentBang: "One place where speed cams a highway bypass could be of use...Queens Boulevard aka The Boulevard of Death. 8 lanes of traffic, fast changing pedestrian lights and cars trying to make it to the next block...it's really dangerous even when you pay attention."

/FTFY


You have build bypasses.

/obscure
 
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