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Tuesday, May 20, 2014
NYC issues 5000 tickets in 48 hours to distracted drivers
According to CBS New York, NYPD officers issued 5,258 tickets during a 48 hour distracted driving crackdown last week. Tickets were issued for failure to yield to pedestrians, using a cell phone while driving, and texting while driving. The ticket blitz was part of Mayor de Blasio's Vision Zero program, which works to eliminate traffic fatalities. Pedestrian deaths are down 30 percent so far this year, according to the NYPD.
This week, another 48 hour driver crackdown will occur on Tuesday and Wednesday, this time for speeding. Speeding tickets range from $90 to $600 and can fetch between three and eleven driver's license penalty points.