Wall Street Journal
March 16, 2013

NYC police union opposes cameras to catch speeders

Associated Press

NEW YORK — New York City's police union is urging state lawmakers to reject legislation that would set up cameras to catch speeders.

Police Benevolent Association President Patrick Lynch told the Daily News that speed cameras "are no substitute for live policing."

The PBA is urging state legislators not to pass a bill authorizing the camera program.

Lynch said the cameras would allow drivers who are drunk, carrying weapons and fleeing crimes to "slip by."

The cameras record the speed of passing vehicles. Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration wants to test using 20 of them in school zones. Tickets would be issued automatically.