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John Nuthall


June 18, 2018

PBA Opposes Speed and Red Light Camera Legislation

PBA President Patrick J. Lynch said:

“New York City police officers want to make our streets safe for everybody who uses them, but automated traffic enforcement cameras are not the solution. Red light and speed cameras cannot do the job of a live, professionally trained police officer — they can't take a drunk, unlicensed or uninsured driver off the road, and they won't catch evidence of other crimes that might be apparent to a police officer conducting a traffic stop. But they are very good at one thing: stuffing the City's coffers with additional revenue from fines. If the politicians promoting this money-grab were truly interested in street safety, they would put the proper resources behind the NYPD's traffic enforcement efforts, including reversing the 5,000-plus reduction in the NYPD's uniformed headcount since the early 2000s.”

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The Police Benevolent Association of the City of New York (PBA) is the largest municipal police union in the nation and represents nearly 50,000 active and retired NYC police officers.