Protest held over Speed Cameras in NassauOct 28, 2014
On Sunday, a protest was held to oppose Nassau County's school zone speed camera program. News 12 reports that angry Long Island drivers rallied in front of Our Lady of Mercy School located on Oyster Bay Road in Hicksville after finding out that the county received an average of $200,000 per day from violations.
The protesters take issue with the rollout of the program and are calling for it to be suspended. The drivers believe that there should be better signage where the cameras are located. Amie Nemeth, the rally organizer, told News 12 "In my opinion, and everyone here at this rally's opinion, the signage needs to be better,"
"We want safety. Give us signs where the zone begins and where it ends." said Nemeth, who is part of a group called Nassau County Residents Opposing School Speed Zone Cameras. She told News 12 that it was the second time the group has held a rally, and stated that the group intends to continue protesting until officials respond.
According to News 12, a spokesperson for Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano's office said that the County Legislature voted against placing putting flashing lights in school zones.