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While opponents of a camera-enforced speed trap on a Belt Parkway exit ramp cry foul, the Department of Transportation says “tough luck.” The agency said it has no plans to move the speed enforcement camera placed on Shore Parkway at the end of the highway’s Ocean Parkway exit ramp, despite complaints from neighbors and a…

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The Department of Transportation announced this morning that the Belt Parkway lane closures set to begin last night have been postponed indefinitely. Two lanes of the eastbound Belt Parkway at Gerritsen Inlet Bridge were set to be closed for road repairs beginning last night and continuing through the weekend. A representative for the agency could…

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Neighbors are crying foul over what appears to be a high-tech speed trap, after learning that the Department of Transportation placed a speed enforcement camera where they say speeding is unavoidable. The camera is placed adjacent to Lincoln High School on Shore Parkway, between West Avenue and Ocean Parkway. It’s perched just above where the…

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Two lanes of the eastbound Belt Parkway at Gerritsen Inlet Bridge will be closed for road repairs beginning tonight and lasting through the weekend. The first lane, between Exit 9 and Exit 11, will close at 10pm tonight, followed by a second lane at 1am. During the closure, one lane will remain open to traffic…

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While the news that New York City will expand speed camera enforcement across the five boroughs was met with conspiratorial sneering from local drivers, revenue data suggests that the overall amount of funds collected for traffic fines has declined every year for the past four years despite the expansion of camera-enforcement programs. That’s not to say there’s…

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Mayor Bill de Blasio won a victory in Albany early this morning when both houses of the state legislature gave the green light to lowering the New York City speed limit from 30 miles per hour to 25 miles per hour. After concerns earlier this week that Senate Republicans could prevent the bill from coming to a…

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Drivers, beware: this Saturday, it’ll be runners who own the road. The 2014 Brooklyn Half Marathon kicks off tomorrow, and with it there will be a slew of road closures around the borough. The event starts near the Brooklyn Museum, and heads past the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, then around Brooklyn’s Grand Army Plaza before entering Prospect…

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The New York Police Department kicked off a citywide crackdown on inattentive drivers today, and will be doling out tickets to drivers talking on cellphones, texting and failing to yield to pedestrians. SILive.com reports: The first day of the initiative begins [at 12:01 a.m.], Tuesday, and concludes after 24-hours. Drivers can expect to see the…

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