Watch Out, N.Y.: New Speed Detectors on the Way
Governor Cuomo announced this week that New York will be investing more than $343,000 to replace old or obsolete devices used for speed enforcement. Thus 235 police and sheriff's offices across the state will be getting the new state of the art machines. According to a press release, this is actually the first time in nearly 20 years that the state has funded new technology to help target reckless drivers.
Governor Cuomo had this to say about it:
“Speeding and reckless driving cause far too many avoidable tragedies. We’re proud to help our law enforcement agencies obtain the tools and equipment they need to combat this on dangerous behavior on our roadways and save lives in the process.”
Radar detectors usually cost a minimum of $1,500. While there are occasions grants are available for new equipment, there is seldom state funding for the speed enforcement devices.