New Rochelle OKs Enforcement Cameras On Traffic Lights

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The New Rochelle City Council on Tuesday approved buying traffic cameras to enforce red lights at several intersections. Photo Credit: Justin Stock

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – New Rochelle drivers could soon see enforcement cameras on several traffic lights.

The City Council on Tuesday approved issuing bonds for the $72,000 cost. Authorization to install traffic cameras to enforce red lights is among several items the city is sending to New York state as part of its 2013 legislative program.

The council also approved issuing $1.5 million in bonds to buy a firetruck, a van to transport senior citizens and vehicles for the Public Works Department, and to repair storm drains and sanitary sewers throughout the city.

The traffic cameras and other items already are included in the city's 2013 capital budget. The cost breakdown is:

  • Public Works trucks and vehicles, $625,000
  • Fire engine, $585,000
  • Storm drain and sanitary sewer improvements, $250,000
  • Traffic enforcement cameras, $72,000
  • Senior citizen van, $53,000

What is your reaction to the city's receiving new equipment?

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DREGstudios:

Traffic cameras are just another form of Policing for Profit as Capitalism distorts our Justice System. These companies are bottom-feeders and take a 40% cut of the tickets while creating MORE dangerous intersections by fixing the lengths of yellow lights to entrap drivers. You can read about how private companies and crooked politicians have turned our Police forces on their ear in every attempt to squeeze money out of the general public at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-privatized-police-state.html

m.sanchez:

Just curious where these cameras will be placed. I say, they should be on QuakerRidge and North; on Quaker Ridge where Ward & Albert Leoanrd are; All along Pinebrook; North near Wilmot.There is no need to put them anywhere else as there is an overwhelming police presence in the West End already.

Fifth Ave Guy:

Debt seems to be what the mayor what's to be remembered for.

Why don't we cut a sustainablity position & pay cash?

It's laughable for Bramson to think he could run the county. Maybe he could run into the ground.

& once we know where the cameras are, no resident will get ticketed only visitors. What a great way to say, Welcome to New Rochelle!

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