Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against City Over Speed Camera
The controversy surrounding the City of Buffalo Schol Zome Camera program is increasing with this latest development.
According to reporting by WKBW, there is now a class-action lawsuit against the City of Buffalo which is challenging whether these speed cameras are in-fact against the constitution.
The lawsuit stems from the location of one camera in particular in the University area of Buffalo. On Bailey Avenue, near the corner of Amherst Street, there is are two cameras monitoring that corner. However, according to a member of the city council, there aren't any schools on Bailey Avenue. That section of Bailey Avenue saw the largest amount of vehicle traffic in the month of February according to City of Buffalo traffic data.
Why do we have a camera on Bailey Avenue, when the actual school is on Westminister
-Rasheed N.C. Wyatt, Buffalo Common Councilmember for the University District
While the Buffalo Promise Neighborhood Children's Academy is on Bailey Avenue., the lawsuit states that this particular institution does not meet the legal requirements of a school, and it is in-fact a daycare center.
Bailey Avenue is a commercial street, there is no school on Bailey Avenue, it’s a daycare, and the doors on Bailey are locked
-Corey Hogan, Attorney and Partner with HoganWillig Attorneys at Law
The group Homestead Repair and Renovation is filling the class-action lawsuit and has hired HoganWillig Attorneys at Law to represent them. The lawsuit claims, among other things, that issuing a ticket to the owner of a vehicle and not the driver is unconstitutional.
With literally thousands of cars passing through this section of town every day, it is possible that this can turn into a large and expensive problem for the City.