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


De Blasio Demands More Speed Cameras In Wake Of Deadly Park Slope Accident

March 22, 2018 - 9:02 am

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Mayor Bill de Blasio will call for more speed cameras in the wake of the deaths of two young children who were hit by a car in Park Slope.

State lawmakers are considering whether to permit traffic cameras to be installed in an additional 150 school zones, and approve hikes in fines and other penalties for repeat offenders.

School zones would be expanded to include more of the neighborhood near school buildings.

The deaths of 4-year-old Abigail Blumenstein and 1-year-old Joshua Lew, prompted a group of Park Slope parents to demand that city hall take action on pedestrian safety.

One resident thinks the solution should be similar to what happened in Queens.

"Do what apparently they did in Queens Boulevard to prevent dangerous crossings ... just to change people's ideas of what is ok - what's OK to drive in this city," one woman said.

De Blasio is also pushing for state lawmakers to enact a bill that would require physicians to report conditions that would make a driver suddenly lose control to the DMV.