Friday, January 27, 2017
According to CBS News, Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to crackdown on offenses such as speeding, failure to yield to pedestrians, texting while driving, and drunk driving, to further his Vision Zero efforts to eliminate pedestrian deaths. Additionally, the mayor has added 120 new radar guns for police precincts to his proposed budget, The NYPD says it issued a record 137,000 speeding tickets in 2016.
There have been 15 traffic related fatalities in 2017, according to the Mayor. In the three years since beginning the Vision Zero initiatives, the city has seen traffic deaths decrease by more than 20 percent.