Bloomberg Suggests Shame as a Punishment for Speeding
In a setback to traffic safety advocates, the State Legislature this week again failed to vote on a bill that would allow the Bloomberg administration to use so-called speed cameras at dangerous intersections to enforce the city’s 30-mile-per-hour speed limit.
Unhappy with Albany’s pace, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg suggested on Friday a different tack: public shaming of leadfooted drivers.
“We’ll put up their names and pictures someplace,” Mr. Bloomberg said on his Friday radio show. “Maybe we can shame them, and we should look at that, because if Albany is not going to let us do this stuff, we’ve got to save lives.”
“Only in the crazy world of Albany,” Mr. Bloomberg said, could an upstate lawmaker decide the city’s ability to use the camera technology as it sees fit.