Mayor de Blasio is calling for more speed cameras and stiffer fines for violators.

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De Blasio Asks Albany To Expand City’s Speed Camera Program

May 30, 2018 - 9:50 am
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Mayor Bill de Blasio is calling on the state legislature to authorize more speed cameras for schools around the city -- there are currently 140 of them.

It's not clear if the legislature will even extend the current program before the end of the current session next month.

"This intersection, and what happened here. It's personal for us," Mayor Bill de Blasio said.

He was standing at a corner in Park Slope where two young children and an unborn child were killed in March.

The mayor called for the continued use of speed cameras, and the ability to expand them to 150 school zones.

Proponents say with 37 pedestrians killed in the first 5 months of the year in the city, expansion of the program is a must.

Opponents say the cameras are just turning some streets into speed traps and cash machines for the city generating $122 million in fines in their first 2 years of operation.