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County Eyeing Red Light Cameras in Glen Cove

Mayor: two are likely for Forest Ave.

Two Glen Cove intersections may soon know the flash of red light cameras, according to Mayor Ralph Suozzi.

Nassau County's Department of Public Works is considering placing the cameras on Forest Ave. at the intersections with Dosoris Ln. and Walnut Rd., Suozzi said. The County owns Forest Ave. and has final say over the decision, he said, although a third proposed for the Pratt Blvd. intersection has been opposed by the City.

Suozzi called that location too complicated, noting the roughly 3,300 calls per year the Glen Cove Fire Department and Glen Cove EMS rush through it to answer.

A County official told Suozzi first responders could be eliminated from receiving citations there, and the fire department has a button that turns all the lights red so emergency vehicles can get through. That's not enough assurance for the City, fire department and State Sen. Carl Marcellino, who all remain opposed to the idea.

Suozzi said he has no concerns over the other two cameras.

"I don't think there's a negative impact to people slowing down and stopping for red lights," he said. "It's safer if people are respecting the lights. While some people might not like it, if you're a safe driver you have nothing to fear."

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Roy Biggins February 21, 2013 at 03:19 PM
Let us not pretend that red light cameras have anything to do with safety. It's all about raising revenue, and nothing else.
Mark666 February 21, 2013 at 06:14 PM
I have no problem with the cameras, but I have another suggestion if GC wants to raise a lot of revenue. Put a camera on the STOP signs at the intersection of Porter Pl. & Robinson Ave. I can't tell you the number of times that I've seen, & almost been involved in collisions at that intersection by drivers that refuse to come to a stop, or even slow down too much. Twice in 1 day I was almost smashed into coming from Robinson Ave, after stopping at the stop sign, and making a left onto Porter Pl. I can't tell you the last time I saw a police car sitting and waiting for the law breakers. All they have too do is sit about 100ft up Robinson, or on the downhill section & they will catch all they want. Porter & Robinson are used as cut throughs between Sea Cliff, Glen Cove, and Locust Valley residents. And the new speed limit signs don't help at all either.
monklime February 21, 2013 at 07:43 PM
The police force is decimated, 12 officers left in 2012. Hire more cops.
fedup March 05, 2013 at 02:41 PM
Really who cares? If it is raising revenue from the law breakers I'm all for it. While there at it put some unfamiliar unmarked cars (Not grey crown vics) on the road and start giving more tickets to those on cell phones and those with kids bouncing around without car seats. I say put the screws to those who are making life in Glen Cove less desirable, so those that obey the laws can have a better life style and pay less taxes.
Greta April 05, 2013 at 09:00 PM
correct.
Greta April 05, 2013 at 09:06 PM
considering placing these cameras? get real. Of course they will - who can turn down the revenue? Not in favor of people who go through red lights but even less in favor of Big Brother having his thumb on the public. Sometimes it is a quick decision whether to stop and jam on your breaks because of another's actions. I prefer the idea of cameras at STOP SIGNS because so many people today seem to ignore them. I could give you a location where the county could make $1m at a busy stop sign that is not heeded nearby but ah, they don't seem to be interested in stationing a cop near it. at least when you approach a stop sign one makes a definite CONSCIOUS decision whether to obey it or not. now there is a moneymaker.

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