I changed the title of this post because I don’t want people to think I am anti-safety in school zones. I just don’t like the way this Speed Camera initiative was rolled out. Safety and driving slow in school zones should be the main priority, but instead this comes off as a way for our government to take more money from us, so they can pay off unneeded salaries and whatnot. I also think the money raised from these cameras will be used politically, by saying “hey, we didn’t raise your taxes.” That being said, if those in charge REALLY CARED about us slowing down in school zones, why don’t they do it in a way where they tell where the school zone actually is? When I drive, I am not reading every single sign on the side of the road. I am looking ahead, I am looking in my rear-view mirror, I am looking out for cars next to me. Please put blinking lights on signs when the cameras are active. Or how about coloring the blacktop/asphalt in these zones that we drive over? I always drive slow in school speed zones, but Lido Blvd, where the school is so far away, just seems like a trap to me more than anything.
Original title: $peed Camera$ will mo$t likely $pell doom for the Mangano Admini$tration, who mo$t likely plan$ on u$ing thi$ money to $ay he didn’t rai$e your taxe$ (Opinion)
School is open! Drive the posted speed limit to avoid speed camera tickets!
Nassau County is incompetent. They cannot balance a checkbook, something that I learned to do when I was 16. Anyway, the School Zone Speed Camera switched has been turned on and Nassau is going to make a fortune with them. Perhaps they will even balance their budget! For now, at least. I don’t want to be idiot who is complaining about driving slow in a school zone, but on Lido Blvd it’s tricky as a main road into and out of Long Beach which most treat as a highway. With no blinking lights or real warning signs, something tells me that Nassau is really counting on this money for their budget… I did drive through the Lido zone this morning and was pleasantly surprised to see most driving cautiously and uncomfortably slow. Anyway, school is open, be safe, drive the posted speed limit and don’t give Nassau a cent more than what they tax us already.