Protesters rallied outside of Our Lady of Mercy school in Hicksville on Oyster Bay Road in Hicksville on Sunday to oppose Nassau County’s school zone speed camera program.
The protesters are calling for the program to be suspended soon after it was learned that the county receives an average of $200,000 per day from violations, News 12 reports. The drivers are opposed to the rollout of the program and are advocating for better signage where the cameras are located.
A spokesperson for Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano’s office said that the County Legislature voted against placing putting flashing lights in school zones, News 12 reports.
“In my opinion, and everyone here at this rally’s opinion, the signage needs to be better,” said rally organizer Amie Nemeth to News 12. “We want safety. Give us signs where the zone begins and where it ends.”Nemeth is part of a group called Nassau County Residents Opposing School Speed Zone Cameras. She also stated that it was the second time the group has rallied, and added that the group intends to continue protesting until officials respond.