2014

Blog Posts in 2014

  • NYC Speed Limit Reduced to 25mph

    When you think of driving New York City, you can't help but imagine the hustle and bustle. Unfortunately, that busy lifestyle has led to more than 20 fatal crashes in a certain section of road. For this reason, the NYPD and the city pushed to change the speed limit to 25 mph on Broadway. However, the changes are still hard for drivers, and pedestrians, to adjust to. NYPD has been frequently ...
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  • NYPD Issues Over 5,000 Tickets After 2-Day Crackdown on Distracted Driving; Results of 2-Day Speeding Crackdown Pending

    Last week, the New York Police Department (NYPD) conducted a two-day crackdown on distracted driving and on failing to yield to pedestrians. The results of the crackdown came in on May 20: the police force issued 5,258 tickets over two 24-hour periods. According to an article by CBS New York , the traffic ticket breakdown was as follows: 2,938 for using a cellphone while driving 1,254 for failure ...
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  • New York City Mayor Seeks to Reduce Traffic Deaths by Reducing Speed Limits on Brooklyn's Atlantic Avenue

    Earlier this year, New York City Mayor de Blasio announced his "Vision Zero" plan to reduce traffic deaths in the city by lowering the speed limits on 25 major city roads. The first of these roads will be Atlantic Avenue, which will have its speed limit reduced from 30 to 25 miles per hour. The New York Department of Transportation also plans to re-time the traffic lights on the street so that ...
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  • NYC Mayor's Caravan Caught Violating Multiple Traffic Laws After Mayor Announces Plan to Reduce Traffic Deaths

    On February 18 of this year, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced an aggressive plan to reduce traffic deaths in the city, including lowering speed limits and slowing cabbies down. Only two days later, CBS 2 news cameras caught the mayor's 2-SUV caravan – driven by his NYPD security detail with the mayor riding in the leading vehicle – committing a number of dangerous traffic infractions . ...
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