‘Traffic’ Camera at E. Broadway & Long Beach Blvd Intersection

This is not a red light camera.

I just received a tip on a new camera that was installed by Nassau County at the E. Broadway & Long Beach Blvd intersection. I’m being told that it’s not a “red light camera,” but one owned and used by Nassau County to study traffic patterns and for post-accident investigations. Long Beach Blvd is a county road. It makes me wonder if and when actual ‘red light cameras’ will be installed, once the county realizes what a gold mine it could be.

More info on these Traffic: nassaucountyny.gov/2225/Traffic-Managementcamera

 

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46 thoughts on “‘Traffic’ Camera at E. Broadway & Long Beach Blvd Intersection”

  1. I hope they do put up some cameras! They should just put up big signs with them to so you know they are there! Those of us with small children learning to ride bikes in this town live in fear of someone blowing through a red light. LB cab drivers are 1 of the biggest violators. Something needs to be done to make it safer for pedestrians and bike riders in Long Beach.

  2. They have nothing to do with red lights and can’t be used or modified to issue violations.

    They are simply like the ones on the parkways. Maybe one day they’ll be a Web link where you can watch them in real time, but don’t hold your breath.

    The County keeps this stuff quiet so as to enhance their value as a crime fighting asset.

    There are several more in town too. Find them!

  3. They should put one up in front of the Alegreia hotel and catch those Valets making those illegal turns by the hotel and by the Avelon.

  4. Government has money to watch and record each and every law-abiding motorists all day long but not a dime for a camera in the projects to catch the mutants who shoot one another.

  5. Sandra: Excellent point. The US Army has systems that listen for gunshots. It can tell gunshots from fireworks too. They can be mounted on light poles, buildings or vehicles. Fire one shot and it can tell the operator exactly where the shooter is. These systems are available for sale to municipalities. This would be perfect for the North Park projects as would a video system. Why dosen’t city hall wake up?

  6. Kayo, all of the Democrat-run hell holes on Long Island have the “shot-spotter” system that alerts police to gunshots. Hempstead, Elmont, Roosevelt, Freeport, Brentwood, Far Rockaway, Mastic all enjoy this technology. It saves people from having to make the 911 call after they’ve been shot.

    When Long Beach gets ShotSpotter it’s time to leave.

  7. Everyone who loves these red light cameras, don’t understand what a scam it is. Once the camera is in place, the municipality alters the timing and sequencing of the yellow lights to increase revenue. Voters all over the country are getting rid of these red light cameras, Long Islanders seem to embrace them. I used to travel regularly through the intersection of Glen Cove Road and Northern Blvd – now that it has a camera in every direction, traffic is backed up there at almost all times of the day because the light patterns have been changed as a revenue enhancement method. Municipalities also refuse to release data about how many more front-to-rear collisions occur at these intersections because people who know about the cameras, stop short or are faced with short yellows, and are hit from behind.

  8. Sandy: Over the years, including the present time, LB has been governed by the Democrats far more than by Republicans. Why do you omit LB from your list of “Democrat run hell holes” Do you work in City Hall?

    Shotspotter, thorough hi-def video coverage, and constant police patrols will cut crime in North Park and make it’s law abiding citizens safer. It’s criminal element won’t be safer, but I don’t care about them–you shouldn’t either.

    I have never been a Denise Ford fan but I see that she is on the ball with this subject.

    http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=2196

    GREAT NEWS!

  9. ”Those Who Sacrifice Liberty For Security Deserve Neither.” – Benjamin Franklin

    Teach your kids to be proactively defensive when walking or riding bikes. Too many pedestrians and bicyclists in this town act like they are invincible and above the law.

  10. Kayo, it’s a sad day when we live in a town that requires $15,000,000 be spent to buy a system to detect sniper fire.

    But this is typical of the Democrats’ government. They move felons into government owned housing without any background check. The only qualification is that they are non-contributing, non-working parasites on society.

    When the wave of crime that accompanies them causes criticism, government offers a solution — a system that calls in more government, after the fact, to pick up the bodies.

    You can’t make this stuff up.

  11. Yes, Kayo, you got me. I did make it up. The actual cost, according to Mrs. Ford’s office would be about $370,000 with annual contracted maintenance costs of about $49,000.

    vs.

    Cost for Long Beach Housing Authority to screen a tenant, about $8.00 less, of course, the medical costs saved by the shootings avoided.

  12. Kayo, try to follow me on this. You are speaking like a liberal.

    All a “shot spotter system” will do is tell the morgue where to send the bus to pick up the body.

    Wouldn’t it be easier to have the LBHA screen their tenants, to avoid bringing more felons in the area? That way you wouldn’t need to find the bodies.

    In this manner, shootings may be avoided, thereby saving lives and making Long Beach a better place to live. I see shot spotter as simply throwing in the towel, letting the mutants win and making our cleanup easier.

    You really think screening the unemployed and Section 8 who want free housing is a bad idea?

  13. ANOTHER SHOOTING AT NORTH PARK PROJECTS!!! LAST SHOOTING WAS A MONTH AGO

    There is a story on the LB HERALD WEBSITE:
    http://liherald.com/longbeach/stories/More-shots-fired-at-Channel-Park,69250

    The story says that one city employee was involved in a beef with a perp and the perp fired at least one shot in the air. Kops are working with community crisis intervention team. No team members are named. No arrest made. Witnesses not cooperating.

    Who are the team members? If City employee is not cooperating, why is he still on city payroll?

    There Was a shooting incident in the West End a short time ago did the Kops consult with the Pastor of St. Ignatius; The Peoples Church; The Maryland Ave Temple Before arresting anyone????? If not, WHY NOT???

    If ShotSpotter and Video Cams were in place the KOPS would know how many shots were fired, and have pictures of the perp. WHY THE KID GLOVE TREATMENT FOR GUNMAN?????

  14. Sandra B, so you admit making up numbers. That’s really bad! Please resist that temptation in the future.

    And, you discount the value of the ShotSpotter system, even though shootings have been reduced around 29% in the 28 communities that have used the system for more than a year. Help our Police stop crime. Endorse this system.

    And, screening LBHA applicants is just another good idea, not the only good idea.

  15. @Ed Glister – Sorry to talk for Sandra B. – but here goes. Ed, shotspotter is wonderfully useful, great engineering feat, amazing technology, but does Roslyn have it? Does Oceanside have the system? I believe what Sandra B. is saying is that this is a sign to NORMAL taxpaying citizens to NOT move to Long Beach, to take your hard earned money and go live in a community that does NOT have or need ShotSpotter…. The technology should be a last resort. AFTER community engagement, AFTER police have WALKING tours of the problem neighborhood, after all we are talking about a few thousand square feet of an enitre city that is out of control. When was the last time someone saw a police officer walking around Long Beach? 5 years ago? 10 years ago? The “segway” police were a joke, but at least they were sort of cavorting with the citizens and not barricaded in their police cruisers like they are now.. Maybe LBPD could have and should have done other things before resorting to ShotSpotter, but I guess Denise Ford has no confidence in Chief Tangney and his merry men….

  16. Ed, Let’s look at the 28 communities that have installed the ShotSpotter system. Would you want to live in any of them ? How are the real estate values in those communities ? Why stop with the SpotShotter lets get one of those portable Police towers that they have in Rockaway or maybe we get a couple of cops out of their cars and walking around where we all know the shooting is happening.

  17. Shotspotter and any other mechanism to try to reduce the gun violence happening in LB is a good thing. More patrols through NoPa, as well as evening patrols (mincars, foot, bikes) of boardwalk in the evenings should be a regular part of the PD program. PS — many of us could live in Oceanside or Roslyn or [name another town], but live here because of things that exist here that don’t in such places. Let’s press our officials — and not just by venting on this blog, but by emails and calls to them. Persisent pestering.

  18. The violent crime problem in the projects can only be handled through better housing management and community policing.

    The LBHA, run for decades by an unqualified hack has to screen tenants and adapt a policy the excludes violent felons. They presently welcome them.

    The LBPD must hire from within the community and stop ignoring the black population. That doesn’t mean to hire the a kid who’s black, but hire a members of the community whose families are there, who grew up there and who have roots there.

    For policing to be effective, officers must be peers of the community. It’s not a race thing, but a culture, demographic and neighborhood thing.

    Unless the police get out of their cars and become friends with the community they serve, they will always be outsiders who are shunned and disrespected.

  19. LTC and Joe, I agree that a visible, walking Police force is desirable. And, Community involvement is important. But why do you deny that ShotSpotter shouldn’t be part of the solution and used right away? There’s a problem, so don’t limit the Police and Community in solving it.

    LTC, if you think SpotShotter should be delayed, when would you use it? Let a year go by and you may miss that 29% drop in shootings. And, I don’t agree that potential homebuyers would know that ShotSpotter is being used, but they probably would shy away from a city with a high rate of shootings.

    And Joe, the City that had a major change with ShotSpotter was Springfield Mass. See Springfield On Wikipedia, to confirm it had a 50% drop in crime and shootings. I’d much rather consider living in Springfield after ShotSpotter than before.

    Pretty simple: admit the value of the technology, in combination with other solutions.

    P.S. I heard that last weekend LB Police in plain clothes on bikes arrested some drunken rowdy kids. That’s what we need to see and publicize.

  20. kayo
    FRIDAY, JULY 10TH, 2015 AT 4:44 AM
    ANOTHER SHOOTING AT NORTH PARK PROJECTS!!! LAST SHOOTING WAS A MONTH AGO

    There is a story on the LB HERALD WEBSITE:
    http://liherald.com/longbeach/stories/More-shots-fired-at-Channel-Park,69250

    The story says that one city employee was involved in a beef with a perp and the perp fired at least one shot in the air. Kops are working with community crisis intervention team. No team members are named. No arrest made. Witnesses not cooperating.

    Who are the team members? If City employee is not cooperating, why is he still on city payroll?

    There Was a shooting incident in the West End a short time ago did the Kops consult with the Pastor of St. Ignatius; The Peoples Church; The Maryland Ave Temple Before arresting anyone????? If not, WHY NOT???

    If ShotSpotter and Video Cams were in place the KOPS would know how many shots were fired, and have pictures of the perp. WHY THE KID GLOVE TREATMENT FOR GUNMAN?????

  21. Long Beach achieves another distinction and joins the ranks of Hempstead, Freeport, Roosevelt and Rockaway. When will we be applying for the Skywatch Tower that the NYPD has in Rockaway ? We all know where the shots are being fired. Let’s get a cop out of the car and walking in those areas.

  22. Joe: LBPD Had fire dept apparatus with a telescoping bucket in use four or five years (maybe longer) ago catching speeders on E. Park Ave. Unmarked car around Neptune clocked them, another cop 2-3 blocks west ticketing. Cop on lift told cop on ground whom to pull over.

    As for Shot spotter why have cops as human targets for the North Park Gunman when a computer can take all of the risks and bullets????????????????????? Cop Spotter has one meter accuracy so cops can be directed exactly to where shot came from.

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