Buffalo Ready to Activate More School Zone Speed Cameras
With public schools set to reopen next week in Buffalo, the City is poised to reactivate more cameras.
According to reporting by WKBW, City of Buffalo officials are set to activate at least 15 more cameras that monitor vehicle speed in and around schools in Buffalo.
The reactivation of these cameras comes as a disappointment to many people that think the camera program is rife with problems, including improperly ticketing thousands of drivers, and should be paused until those problems can be solved.
This needs to be paused. We asked for it to be paused. I still think it needs to be paused. I'll say it again, I'm not saying that it doesn’t need to be, at all. I'm simply saying it needs to be right...
-Common Council President Darius Pridgen, while speaking at a Common Council Meeting
In the past, it seemed like the powers that be in Buffalo were able to come to a compromise with how the program was run, but that wasn't the case. The Common Council passed a law that would've suspended the program, but the Mayor vetoed that measure.
The Common Council had discussions about this during their meeting today. Details about which cameras will be reactivated have not been released yet. Officials for the city said that information will be released later this week.
As a resident of the city who lives very close to one of these school zones, and who has been ticketed by them, I can say that I am more than frustrated by this. No one wants people to speed through school zones, but there has to be a better way to enforce the law.