NEW YORK - New York City's 2,000 speed cameras are now running 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
Previously, the cameras only ran between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. on weekdays, however, statistics show that over half of the city's traffic deaths happen overnight and on weekends.
Any vehicle speeding more than 10 mph by one of the cameras faces a $50 fine, which will be mailed as a summons to the registered owner of the vehicle.
City officials say overall that since the start of the speed camera automated enforcement program in 2014, speeding violations are down 72% on average at camera locations.
The change is part of the city's Vision Zero plan to eliminate traffic deaths and serious injuries.
While opponents have accused the city of a cash grab, supporters say they improve pedestrian safety by making drivers low down.