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  • New NYC Bike Lanes Could Bring Increased Traffic Tickets

    On September 13 th , 2016, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Department of Transportation announced plans to add 75 miles of new bike lanes to streets throughout across each of the city’s five boroughs, with 18 miles of these lanes to be fully protected. The initiative, which is part of the mayor’s Vision Zero plan, is slated to be completed by the end of 2016. Upon completion, the city ...
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  • Transportation Safety Group Criticizes NYC Vision Zero Plan

    Transportation Alternatives (TA) have harshly criticized Mayor Bill de Blasio and his attention, or lack thereof, on New York City’s Vision Zero initiative. A safety group of public activists and interested parties, Transportation Alternatives has dedicated itself to collecting and understanding car accident statistics in an effort to promote public safety and transportation. TA has looked at data ...
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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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  • Drag Racing Reports in Washington Heights

    In Washington Heights, New York, a neighborhood of Manhattan, residents are starting to become worried by a rapidly-growing problem. It seems that there, more than anywhere else in the Big Apple, reckless drag racers are taking to the streets for regular and illegal competitions late in the night. In particular, they seem to be blasting down a stretch of road directly adjacent to a high school and ...
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  • Changes to Vision Zero Plan in New York City

    In early 2014, Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York City implemented a Vision Zero plan that would introduce a number of new initiatives, all of which would be geared towards reducing the number of car accidents on city streets. While this is clearly a noble and worthwhile goal to desire, there has been some backlash on the program as it seems to just create more ways to hand out citations without ...
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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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  • Vision Zero Means Civil Penalties Apply to Hit-and-Run Drivers

    Vision Zero is New York City’s official initiative to significantly decrease the number of fatalities and injuries caused by car accidents and make the city’s streets a much safer place to be. According to one study, approximately 4,000 New Yorkers are seriously injured each year by traffic accidents. This is unacceptable and Vision Zero intends to rectify the problem. One of the most notable ...
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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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