DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg is p0ushing Albany to keep speed cameras outside city schools.

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Trottenberg, De Blasio Push Albany To Keep Speed Cameras Outside Schools

July 09, 2018 - 3:52 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Mayor Bill de Blasio is out with new statistics showing a record low in traffic deaths in the city for the first half of the year.

He also said he's worried that progress might be threatened if Albany lets a program expire that would keep speed cameras in neighborhoods around city schools. DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg is worried too she announced that childhood fatalities went from four to eight.

"There's probably no number that we can talk about that makes us grieve more," she said.

She continues to ask state lawmakers to renew the city's authority to use speed cameras around schools.

"The governing principal I think that has guided our work, has been speed management," she said.

Lawmakers ended their most recent session without agreeing to a deal on the program. It was initially held up by State Senator Simcha Felder of Brooklyn who said he would only support a bill that would also put armed police officers outside every school building.