Following Albany's failure to pass legislation allowing New York City to issue fines using up to 40 new speed cameras, Mayor Michael Bloomberg this morning suggested that perhaps he would look into the public shaming of bad drivers instead.
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"Now, whether or not you could have the cameras, and then we'll put up their names and pictures someplace, maybe we can shame them," he said. "We should look at that."
The mayor and transportation advocates had been hoping a bill allowing the city to install speed-monitoring cameras on city streets would make it through Albany by the end of session.
The city already has a number of cameras that enforce red lights and bus lanes.
Introduced earlier this year in the Assembly, the bill's supporters recently found a Senate sponsor in Andrew Lanza, who recently said he believed he was confident the bill would become law by the end of this week.