ASSEMBLYMAN LAVINE URGES COUNTY EXECUTIVE TO SUSPEND SCHOOL ZONE CAMERA PROGRAM
October 29, 2014 -- State Assemblyman Charles Lavine, who represents the North Shore areas of Glen Cove, Sea Cliff, and Glenwood Landing, is urging County Executive Edward Mangano to suspend the school zone speed camera program that has frustrated and infuriated drivers since its implementation this past September.
"The process of placing speed cameras in Nassau school zones has been a debacle," the Assemblyman wrote in a letter to Mr. Mangano and Nassau Legislative Presiding Officer Norma L. Gonsalvez on Wednesday. Mr. Lavine argues that "without prominent warning signage," the program does not achieve its stated purpose of protecting the lives and safety of school children, nor does it "protect motorists from being unfairly targeted and ticketed."
Expressing concern that the county lacks the funding to install the warning signs, and that the program appears "designed solely to serve as a cash cow for the county," Assemblyman Lavine urged the two Nassau County leaders to suspend the program "until such time as the county implements an adequate signage system conspicuously warning motorists they are approaching school zones."
Click here link to Assemblyman Lavine's letter.
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