Nassau Forgives $2.4M in Bad Speed Camera Tickets

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) -

Nassau County is forgiving $2.4 million in speed camera fines issued in the past month, with county executive Edward Mangano saying there were problems with the cameras installed at six school locations.

Mangano says he is declaring amnesty on the fines after five cameras issued tickets on days when school was not in session and a sixth location began operating prematurely. He says enforcement resumes when school opens next month.

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation this year allowing 200 new speed cameras at school zones in New York City and Long Island. The cameras are supposed to operate during and immediately before and after school.