Suffolk County scraps plans for new speed cameras in school zones

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Kristin Thorne reports on a measure to warn drivers in Suffolk County of the cameras ahead. (WABC)

Suffolk County has decided to scrap plans for new speed cameras in school zones.

Similar cameras caused an outrage in nearby Nassau County because many drivers who got expensive tickets weren't even aware there were cameras in the area. Suffolk County had planned to rollout the cameras using clearly visible warning signs with flashing lights.

Suffolk County already put in its budget for next year the $4 million it expected to generate from the cameras, but legislators acknowledged that they a still a lot of work to do.

"There's been no law or local resolution that's been adopted that actually puts the program in place," said George Nolan, Suffolk County Attorney.

Officials had not even figured out which company would install and operate them.

More details about why the plan was scrapped were expected to be revealed at a news conference on Monday afternoon.

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