BROOKLYN (PIX11) -- A speed camera in Brighton Beach nabbed 1,500 drivers, dishing out $80,000 in fines, on a single day this summer, and now drivers are calling foul on what they’re calling a speed trap.
The camera in question is perched near the exit ramp on Shore Parkway service road.
Drivers contend they don’t have enough time to slow down from highway speed to 30 mph. The speed cameras are triggered when a driver flies by going 10 miles over the speed limit then snap a photo of the license plate.
Some City Council members are on the drivers’ side and have called for the camera to be moved. But the Department of Transportation said drivers have enough time to slow down and avoid getting ticketed.
The city has 23 speed cameras, all located outside of schools. It plans to add 120 more digital eyes by the end of next year.