On Aug. 27, 2018, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order resurrecting New York City's speed camera program just in time for the school year. In June 2018, the state legislature failed to come to an agreement extending legislation that allows the city to track and ticket drivers who exceed the posted limit in school zones.
In response, UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued the following statement:
New Yorkers were not going to sit back and let the petty politics of the Senate Republicans put our children and school communities at risk. We know speed cameras near schools save lives. Thanks goes to Gov. Cuomo, Mayor de Blasio and Council Speaker Corey Johnson for finding a way to solve this problem before the start of school and to put safety ahead of politics.