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Speeding Camera Issues 6,000 Tickets in a Day—Is it Unfair?

After issuing 6,000 speeding tickets in one day, a speeding camera in Sheepshead Bay in New York City has already influenced driving habits. But some in the community are calling the location of the cameras a trap.
September 24, 2014, 10am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"The speed enforcement camera stationed at the base of a Belt Parkway exit ramp near Ocean Parkway issued approximately 6,000 violations in just one day, earning the city about $300,000 in revenue," reports Ned Berke.

The camera is located on Shore Parkway between Ocean Parkway and West Avenue, at the end of a 400-foot-long exit ramp from the Belt Parkway and directly in front of in front of Abraham Lincoln High School.

When the cameras were first installed, some locals and Councilman Mark Treyger "expressed outrage at the placement, calling it a trap." Because violations have dropped almost to zero, Councilman Chaim Deutsch, in whose district the camera is located, is hailing the camera as a success. Berke also reports that Deutsch is pursuing extra signage to warn drivers of the camera to lessen the perception that the camera is merely a revenue generator.

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Published on Monday, September 22, 2014 in Sheepshead Bites
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