Buffalo Speed Cameras Won’t ‘See You In September’
About the same time parents are sending kids back to school, Buffalo will be sending speed cameras back to the vendor.
A Buffalo Common Council member says the speed cameras are coming down in September.
Councilmember Rasheed Wyatt told NEWS 4 Buffalo (WIVB-TV) it has been 11-days since the council voted to end the program.
The mayor had 10-days to veto or sign the bill before it becomes law.
“Today is the 11th day that we passed the ordinance to repeal the school zone cameras. And from my understanding, as I reached out to the clerk, there is nothing forwarded by the mayor’s office, so that would mean this is now the law. That the school zone cameras will be ended.”
Mayor Byron Brown has long defended the Speed Camera program saying it’s been working. Tuesday when the mayor was asked whether he vetoed or signed the council’s bill did not give an answer but promised to continue working with the council to make school zones safe.
“My intent was never to go against the council, but to continue to work with the council, talk to the council, and share the data with them.”
The amendment calls for replacing the cameras with radar speed signs and installing traffic calming measures in school zones, like speed bumps. It would also change the school zone speed limit from 15 mph to 20 mph and would require the city to place "school" pavement markings and crosswalks by schools.
The city has to give the vendor of the cameras 60-days notice before it terminates the contract.