Officials Want Speed Camera in the Bronx

speed control camera in an urban area at sunset

A busy section of road in the east Bronx may soon be home to a speed camera. Morris Park Avenue is a frequent hot spot for speeders, making it necessary for officials to increase safety in the area. One way that is being considered is by installing a speed camera.

President of the Morris Park Community Association spoke to the District Service Cabinet meeting earlier in June. At that meeting, Al D’Angelo said, “At night, pedestrians – especially those wearing dark clothing – are at risk when these cars are speeding.” D’Angelo said the problem with speeders wasn’t as evident during the day.

He also reported that, due to the timing of traffic signals, vehicles could travel between Paulding Avenue and Bronxdale Avenue without having to stop for a red light. To be successful at this, however, drivers had to speed up. This poses a danger to pedestrians and other motorists on the road.

Speed cameras typically provide a 10 mph grace. This means that if the speed limit is 25 mph, the speed camera wouldn’t issue a ticket until a driver reached speeds of more than 35 mph. The fine for a speed camera violation is currently set at $50. These citations do not result in points on a license or an increase in insurance premiums.

If you have received a traffic ticket in New York, either from an officer or a camera, you have rights. Reach out to our office today to schedule a consultation. We will review your ticket and the circumstances surrounding your charge and advise you of your options.