The wide use of speed cameras in city school zones is one step closer to becoming a reality.
The state Assembly passed a bill Monday that would dramatically increase the number of cameras in school speed zones.
The city created a demonstration program with cameras in 20 school zones last year.
This legislation would expand their use to 140 zones.
Mayor Bill de Blasio praised the Assembly in a statement, saying, in part, "We are one step closer to the expansion of school slow zones throughout our city where we can install speed cameras, allowing us to protect our children and make our streets safer. This bill will truly save lives."
The legislation will now head to the state Senate to be voted on.