This letter will be sent to:
Your Department of Transportation borough commissioner
I am writing you today to request the protection of speed safety cameras at _____________.
Since 2001 more than 4,500 people have been killed by motor vehicles on New York City streets. Speeding is the leading cause of these fatalities, killing more New Yorkers than drunk driving and cell phone use combined, while motor vehicles remain the leading cause of injury-related death for our children. Where speed safety cameras have been installed in New York City, speeding violations have dropped 50% on average and injuries have decreased within the first year of operation. Cameras are fair to drivers, and they work. Every New Yorker deserves the protection of this potent deterrent -- even 5 mph makes the difference between life and death. I want people where I live and commute to be safe. Thank you. I look forward to hearing back about my request.