Lower Manhattan residents may soon be slightly safer, if lighter in the pocket, thanks to a new traffic monitoring device that has been installed at the corner of West Street and West Thames Street.
The camera and radar unit, mounted on a silver pole, combines red light monitoring with speed enforcement for vehicles proceeding south along Route 9A (West Street).
276 is three blocks from the intersection of West and West Thames Streets.)
The automated system to which the traffic camera is connected creates a “notice of liability” and mails it to the owner of the vehicle that is photographed.
Assuming all (or nearly all) of these fines are collected, this totals to more than $600,000 in revenue each weekday.