The Brooklyn Democrat, who’s running for city comptroller, became a scofflaw on April 24, after failing to fork over $50 for getting caught by a speed camera at Ninth Street and Fourth Avenue in Brooklyn, about five blocks from his Park Slope home.
As a result, Lander was assessed an additional $25 penalty — making him a deadbeat amid a race to become the elected official responsible for oversight of the city’s budget and finances.
Lander finally paid the fine late Wednesday or early Thursday, but only after his campaign was contacted by The Post.
The incident — which took place at 11:56 a.m. on March 25 — marked the eighth time since June 2016 that Lander’s lead foot resulted in a speed-camera ticket for going more than 10 mph over the limit.
It also led to the first instance in which Lander didn’t pay one of his speeding tickets on time, according to the official NYC Open Data website.
Lander was also slapped with a parking ticket near his home on May 3, marking his 111th citation for for illegal parking or vehicle-related infractions since July 2013, records show.
He paid the $35 fine for that ticket earlier this week.
After The Post exposed his own history of dangerous driving, Lander wrote an essay for the transportation-focused Streetsblog NYC website in which he pledged to “make public how many parking or moving violations I get” each month.
“Knowing that I’ll have to do it will make me slow down and follow parking rules,” he said.
Lander’s campaign declined to say why it took so long for him to pay his speeding ticket.
Originally published at https://nypost.com/2021/05/13/lead-footed-nyc-councilman-slows-down-in-paying-his-ticket/ on .