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Some elected leaders question data from NYC photo-enforcement cameras

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Cameras are catching motorists who speed and run red lights.

New York City is required to release data about the cameras. But some elected leaders say they're not getting enough information.

New York State Assembly Member Joe Borelli (R-Staten Island) and Council Member Vincent Ignizio (R-Staten Island) are among those calling for the release of additional statistics after initial data indicated an increase in crashes at camera locations in their borough.

The NYC Department of Transportation issued a statement affirming the camera's role in making streets safer motorists and pedestrians and helping reduce traffic-related fatalities.

"The overall statistics for the five boroughs show that injuries have decreased more than 30 percent at locations where cameras have been installed," said the NYC DOT spokesman. "We continuously evaluate all locations around the city to ensure we’re deploying cameras where they’ll be most effective at protecting New Yorkers."