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NYC mayor wants to discourage speeding with public shaming

GasBuddy Blog -- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg thinks he has a solution to sharply reduce New York's chronic speeders and red light runners: Public shame. That's right... he wants to post the names and photos of speeders publicly to keep them from breaking the law.

Frustrated by the state legislature’s unwillingness to vote on proposed speed-cameras that would be placed in the city’s most dangerous intersections, Bloomberg voiced his idea on his radio show in order to slow down speeders and keep residents safe, according to published reports.

“We’ll put up their names and pictures someplace,” he said. “Maybe we can shame them, and we should look at that, because if Albany is not going to let us do this stuff, we’ve got to save...


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priver
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 6:49:21 PM

cash cow, just cash in.. Big deal
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2014 5:33:55 AM

OK
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kamsackianguy1
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2014 3:05:04 PM

Speeding, distracted driving, impaired driving. . post names at least. If you do not want to be "recognized" then don't darn well drive like an idiot who one day may kill someone because of attitude.
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clpassenubye
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2014 12:36:36 PM

Shame on him for such a stupid idea
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2014 4:36:52 AM

a good portion of the public cannot experience shame - you cannot when you feel entitled.
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ok
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2014 8:15:11 PM

This article is 2 years old. LOL.
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clpassenubye
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2014 1:35:16 PM

Mayor not a good idea how about public shaming everytime you make a mistake. Would you like that?
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2014 5:20:41 PM

So NYC had a control-freak idiot mayor to begin with then they elected a brain-dead socialist? Does NYC have a death wish?
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2014 12:59:08 PM

funny
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2014 12:45:07 AM

Look out New Jersey...
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2014 10:35:30 PM

Put this topic on the same level as banning BIG GULP DRINKS!

DUMB!
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Message Posted: Jun 22, 2014 11:20:35 AM

Ummmmmm......interesting to think about.
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Message Posted: Jun 21, 2014 11:34:26 PM

old.
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Message Posted: Jun 21, 2014 10:23:02 PM

How about shaming politicians for wasting taxpayer money?
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Message Posted: Jun 21, 2014 1:07:47 AM

Time will tell
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Message Posted: Jun 20, 2014 10:11:08 PM

I see people whip out the food assistance cards, unwed mothers walk down the street with several young children, take all sorts of handouts...with absolutely no shame. This fool mayor is deluded.
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 7:17:39 AM

How about publicly shaming politicians that continually overspend taxpayers money ,as if was their own ??
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Politicians bucking politicians, nothing new.
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2014 7:37:49 PM

don't think that will deter anybody
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2014 4:42:48 AM

Whatever it takes to avoid speed cameras.
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I'm fine with that.
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Interesting
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State with NYC cops speeding without their lights on Mr Mayor.
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Message Posted: May 16, 2014 12:23:26 AM

not going to work
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Won't work.
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 12:22:10 PM

Might backfire on him, when dozens of kids who can't buy guns to take to the lastest Batman movie show up on the streets looking for fame.
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 10:23:41 PM

Give it a try.
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 11:25:56 AM

wow
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I blame Obama!
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 7:18:53 AM

stupid idea
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Seems Bloomberg has become the social conscience of America; legislate junk food, control sales of pop and sugar/caffine drinks, no french fries, and now public floggings... busy guy; keep voting for him.
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 2:40:52 AM

with or without their handguns
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 12:09:00 PM

Wow
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Albany gives you their blessing...Go for it Michael!!!
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 8:57:07 PM

The speed limits better be appropriate in the first place in order for this to hold water.
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 4:59:02 PM

Oh wait! How do you shame a New Yorker? OK just kidding.
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 2:05:20 PM

I wonder if it will really work now that we have more people on the doll.
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 4:25:13 PM

This is totally ridiculous! If this is started then it should be OK for citizens to post pictures and alleged accusations and issues against every politician and influential person in the country. That could be fun, but posting names & pics of speeders and traffic offenders would definitely include more of the politicians and influential residents than they would want! That would put a very quick halt to that idea!
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 11:34:42 AM

this is dumb
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 4:06:08 PM

I am sure the speeder, Im sure they do not they were speeding. As sure as they see their picture they well stop. LOL
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2012 9:33:14 PM

Maybe citizens should start shaming Mayors and councilmen for not furnishing them police protection for themselves, their kids and their property. When that's done then let's get to work on red lights and stuff. Need to get our priorities set!!!
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2012 3:05:58 PM

Maybe it will work, maybe not.
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Gee, I dunno...make him move to New Jersey?
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2012 11:39:43 AM

Uh...how do you shame a new yorker??
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2012 11:53:48 AM

WTF
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ok
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"Must see TV" for insurance companies.
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 1:43:24 PM

Wonder how this will get twisted into revenue generation.
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 12:59:39 PM

What if that backfires and the speeder now is proud.
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