Staten Island trauma doctors are calling on the State Senate to renew and expand the New York City’s speed camera program.
Doctors and staff from Richmond Hospital Medical Center rallied with members of Families for Safe Streets yesterday for the Every School Speed Camera Act, which would renew the program and expand it to 290 school zones, more than doubling the current limit of 140.
The bill is currently bottled up in the Cities Committee, chaired by Brooklyn’s Simcha Felder, and Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan hasn’t moved to bring the bill up for a floor vote even though it reportedly has the votes to pass.
“Because thousands more have been injured, including over 500 so far this year, we are joining with other NYC hospitals in the support of speed safety cameras,” RHMC President Daniel Messina said in a statement. “We see first-hand these injuries and deaths, and want