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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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driveonby1
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 2:22:10 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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Vette1967
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 12:23:41 AM

Give it a try.
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stonecold5005
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 1:25:56 PM

wow
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 12:45:17 PM

I blame Obama!
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albert2008
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 9:18:53 AM

stupid idea
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ggg452
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 9:11:25 AM

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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OHMS
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 4:40:52 AM

with or without their handguns
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clpassenubye
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 2:09:00 PM

Wow
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Vette1967
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 1:48:18 AM

Albany gives you their blessing...Go for it Michael!!!
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SovietSunrise
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 10:57:07 PM

The speed limits better be appropriate in the first place in order for this to hold water.
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gasokie
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 6:59:02 PM

Oh wait! How do you shame a New Yorker? OK just kidding.
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txrojo2005
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 4:05:20 PM

I wonder if it will really work now that we have more people on the doll.
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mamabeck
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 6:25:13 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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clpassenubye
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 1:34:42 PM

this is dumb
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tfsmith1
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 6:06:08 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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gasokie
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2012 11:33:14 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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txrojo2005
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2012 5:05:58 PM

Maybe it will work, maybe not.
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Stos1946
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2012 3:00:06 PM

Gee, I dunno...make him move to New Jersey?
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gasokie
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2012 1:39:43 PM

Uh...how do you shame a new yorker??
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clpassenubye
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2012 1:53:48 PM

WTF
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2012 9:28:10 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2012 5:52:36 AM

"Must see TV" for insurance companies.
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 3:43:24 PM

Wonder how this will get twisted into revenue generation.
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 2:59:39 PM

What if that backfires and the speeder now is proud.
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gasokie
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2012 2:42:11 PM

Perhaps a public flogging might work.
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Message Posted: Jul 14, 2012 4:37:56 PM

It's worth a try...
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Message Posted: Jul 14, 2012 9:46:29 AM

Whatever
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Message Posted: Jul 14, 2012 9:19:33 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Jul 14, 2012 8:11:47 AM

lee, you're right.
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leebloome
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2012 11:53:17 AM

The insurance companies will be processing the info and, of course, raising their rates. I'm so glad I don't live there....
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leebloome
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2012 11:53:16 AM

The insurance companies will be processing the info and, of course, raising their rates. I'm so glad I don't live there....
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2012 5:54:41 AM

valby, why is he an idiot?
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2012 12:29:08 PM

The insurance companies will love it...
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2012 9:34:03 AM

He is an idiot.
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2012 8:57:06 AM

a bunch of bs
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2012 7:52:22 AM

good luck with the shaming. Hint: It didn't work in the Middle Ages either.
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Message Posted: Jul 10, 2012 1:15:04 PM

Imagine the blizzard of law suits this will bring down when people other than the registered driver are the "chronic speeders & red light runners"!! The scum bags from NYC will encourage their 16 year old kids to race around like asses just to cash in on this. "I twassnt drivin' twas my illegitimate boy! Yo' de-fame-ed me!"
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Message Posted: Jul 10, 2012 8:50:52 AM

stupid idea
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Message Posted: Jul 10, 2012 7:14:21 AM

Maybe it will work?
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remay
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Message Posted: Jul 10, 2012 6:39:27 AM

"... keep them from breaking the law ..."

It's a little late by then. They have already DONE it.
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NanaNJNJ
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Message Posted: Jul 10, 2012 1:20:56 AM

people will try anything BUT slowing down.
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Message Posted: Jul 10, 2012 1:01:14 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 10:49:39 PM

just try to drive responsibly for a change
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 10:14:02 PM

New Yorkers probably don't care.
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 7:39:47 PM

Bloomberg thinks.HELP!!!
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 5:13:55 PM

Won't work.
Too many people want to be famous for something. Even if it's something bad.
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 3:28:28 PM

doomberg strikes again
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 3:12:47 PM

More show than substance to this approach.
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 3:02:49 PM

Bloomberg is becoming a tyrannical ruler, if the people think Obama is King then what is Bloomberg? They welcomed the Wall St. protesters but I think they will crush the protesters of soda, dancing in the street, and speed shaming. See where the protest of Eric Holder, Att. Gen by a group of college students was put down big time by the FBI, CIA, and DC/Captital Police, so where is the justice. This mayor has to go, he is too politically correct and the people are getting fed up with his crap.
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 3:02:20 PM


Go for it.
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