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  • New York State Police Crack Down on Speeding

    New York State Police have announced they will officially be on the lookout for speeding drivers, as this is all part of an initiative to keeping the people of the city safer. State Troopers in both marked and unmarked cars will be pulling over more people than usual for speeding, as part of Governor Cuomo’s “Speed Week.” This harkens back to the first “Speed Week” which took place in June, in ...
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  • Vision Zero Crackdowns: Useful or Profiling?

    You might not have known it, but the New York Police Department actually launched the Holiday Pedestrian Safety Initiative in December of 2015. Officers were ordered to crackdown on dangerous driving behaviors near senior centers in New York City as part of Mayor Cuomo’s Vision Zero plan. The crackdown follows several pedestrian fatalities involving senior citizens and allegedly reckless drivers. ...
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  • New York's Vision Zero Prepares to Crackdown on Dangerous Drivers

    New York has been using a plan known as Vision Zero for a while now in an attempt to reduce car accident fatalities in the Big Apple down to zero, and otherwise promote safe driving behaviors. Since Halloween, however, there have already been 12 more fatal pedestrian accidents, suggesting that the plan might not be working. Perhaps in direct response to this statistic, Mayor de Blasio has ...
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  • Bus Drivers Gain Leniency in Pedestrian Accident Cases

    Just about a year after New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio enacted the Right of Way law to try to eliminate all traffic-related deaths in the city, a new settlement shifts things around again. Previously, if a bus driver struck a pedestrian, law enforcement called to the scene would have to automatically arrest the driver then and there, regardless of the circumstances. This meant that if a ...
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  • NYPD Issuing Less and Less Civil Summonses

    According to official records, the New York Police Department (NYPD) wrote 14,298 summonses for administrative violations this last fiscal year – which ended on June 30 th , 2015. If you think that is a ridiculously high number, consider that the previous year saw 21,870 issued. That is a huge drop – just about 35% – in only one year, so what is going on? To understand why less civil summonses are ...
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  • Traffic Tickets & Arrests Drop in NY As Mayor & Police Feud Ensues

    With the growing tension between law enforcement, civilians, and the government, it seems that the pressure must eventually be released. But where will this come from? Many are beginning to speculate that New York will lead the way with action from police officers. With the recent deaths of two NYPD officers boiling in the belly of New York City, the anti-cop protests have only acted to stoke the ...
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  • NYPD's Tickets & Citations Plunge

    On Jan. 5, two weeks had passed since the NYPD's enforcement activities had plummeted, with arrests down by more than half since the two cops were killed in Brooklyn. Between Dec. 29 and Jan. 4 – fearing for their safety – cops wrote barely any summons and arrests were way down. In response, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton threatened the city's cops, saying that he was launching an investigation ...
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  • What's Behind the NYPD's Plummeting Arrests?

    On Dec. 29, 2014, The New York Post reported that "It's not a slowdown – it's a virtual work stoppage." What has been happening? According to The Post , the NYPD's traffic tickets and summonses for minor offenses dropped off to a staggering 94 percent after the execution of the two cops. The Post learned that NYPD officers feel betrayed by the mayor and fear for their safety. In response to the ...
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  • 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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  • "Where's the Money?!" Cried the City

    I'd hate to sound like a broken record, but once again the consequences of the ticket fixing scandal are showing their ugly faces. With all the potential punishment and scrutiny New York officers are facing, they are being much more selective with their ticket writing . Their selectivity has resulted in a great decrease in the overall amount of tickets being written and, ultimately, resulting in a ...
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  • Backlash of Ticket Fixing Scandal Continues to Be Felt by NYPD

    How do you punish a person for committing offenses in the workplace? Dock their vacation time, of course. That is exactly what the new "harsh" punishment plan for New York police officers consists of if they mess up paperwork for a moving violation. If a moving violation gets thrown out of court because the paperwork was not perfect, it will result in docked vacation days, ranging anywhere from ...
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