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Not so fast, speedy drivers.

In just the first two weeks of the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) new speed camera program, 900 tickets citywide were handed out to drivers that raced 10 mph over posted speed limits. Individual borough statistics are not available as of yet.

With each ticket costing $50, the city has made roughly $45,000.

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Jan. 15 that the city will begin using the cameras to enforce the speed limits as part of his plan to prevent all pedestrian fatalities—also known as the Vision Zero initiative.

“Just two weeks in, DOT’s speed camera program is putting motorists on notice that we will not tolerate dangerous driving on New York City streets,” said Commissioner Polly Trottenberg. “Speed cameras will help save lives and make our streets safer for pedestrians, especially children and seniors.”

There have been at least 22 reported traffic fatalities across the city in 2014 alone, according to Vision Zero advocacy group Right of Way.

 

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