Friday, August 26, 2011

New York’s mayor ain’t camera shy


New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is getting ready for his close-up and wants motorists to do the same. Bloomberg recently told the media at a press conference that the city should install enforcement cameras at every intersection.

Red-light cameras have been used in New York since 2007. The city currently uses them at 150 intersections and has plans for 75 more. The $52 million brought in by the enforcement tools each year has got the mayor dreaming of cameras on every corner.

The Daily News broke Bloomberg’s penchant for red-light cameras at the same time Bloomberg was announcing that 23 new TV shows would soon be filmed in NYC.

Perhaps he’s star-struck.