Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday signed legislation that expands the speed camera in New York City, more than quintupling the number of zones and adding more hours they are in effect.

“Something as simple as walking to and from school can be the most dangerous part of the day, especially in this city with this complexity and this density. We have learned it the hard way. We have lost too many people, especially too many young people. We have to do better and we can do better,” Cuomo said.

“This bill will increase the number from 140 to 750 speed cameras in the city, extend the hours of operation of the speed cameras and will mandate that the city prioritize placement of the cameras by speed and crash data. It’s common sense. It works and it is the right thing to do.”

The measure expands the number of school speed zones from 140 to 750. And the measure expands the hours of the program in effect to weekdays between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m.

The bill, signed on Mother’s Day, reinstates a program initially authorized in 2013 for New York City to install speed cameras near schools in an effort to curb fast driving near a concentration of children.

“There is no greater message on Mother’s Day than doubling down on our commitment to ensuring the safety of our students getting to and from school,” said Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul.

“No parent should have to question whether or not they’ll see their child again at the end of the day. This legislation allows for the expanded operation of speed cameras around schools in New York City. Speed cameras are vital to monitor traffic and keep our students free from harm, helping to save lives.”