Neighbor warns drivers to slow down near new NYC speed camera

Posted at 1:12 PM, Jul 03, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-03 13:15:24-04

If you see Rick Horan holding a sign, you should pay attention to it.

New speed cameras are being installed around the boroughs. He is drawing attention to one in his area along Beach Channel Drive and 106th Street in the Rockaways.

He says he's encouraging people to slow down and he also doesn't think the city should be collecting fines and dollars from Rockaway residents.

Revenue generated from tickets and fines go into the city's general fund. The NYC DOT has said the goal of the program is to slow down drivers and make streets safer.

A change to state law allowed the New York City Department of Transportation to install 120 additional speed cameras close to schools.

Horan suggests the city needs to increase support for transportation in the Rockaways and the beaches.

For the July 4th holiday weekend, the NYC Parks Department announced most beaches in the Rockaways would be open. The summer of 2014 had begun with many areas closed for an ongoing Army Corps of Engineers project related to Hurricane Sandy.