Mayor Adams blasted Albany Friday for clinging to control over key tools in reducing traffic crashes across the city. Among them is the city’s school zone speed camera system and without legislative action from state lawmakers, the program could cease to operate beyond July.
The mayor and the City Council lack authority over the speed cameras and cannot set speed limits on its own streets without Albany’s approval. But Adams wants state lawmakers to change that by allowing New York City to have what’s known as home rule over its streets—meaning the city can reduce speed limits and expand its camera systems across the five boroughs.
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