New York A 1661 – Requires signage alerting motorists of red light cameras
February 12, 2019 • bill tracker
Assembly / House
Requires signage alerting motorists of red light cameras in the areas where red light camera demonstration programs have been authorizedFull Bill Text
UPDATE January 4, 2021: Bill died in committee
Bill A 1661 was introduced to the state Assembly on January 16, 2019 and was subsequently referred to the Transportation Committee. The bill is not currently scheduled for a public hearing or vote.
The NMA is strongly opposed to the use of red-light cameras but supports this piece of legislation because it requires drivers be forewarned of camera installations. Most accidents that occur at camera-operated intersections are caused by drivers suddenly realizing the device is present and reacting abruptly by slamming their brakes. A forewarned, prepared driver is safer than a reactionary, in-the-moment one.