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 to yield to pedestrians
- 1,066 for texting while driving
The NYPD held another two-day crackdown this week from May 19 - 20. This time, the target was speeding. Speed limits across the city have recently been lowered as part of Mayer Bill de Blasio's Vision Zero Program in an attempt to reduce the number of traffic deaths in NYC. The results of this second crackdown are still pending.
Both of the crackdowns were part of the Vision Zero Program. The NYPD reports that pedestrian deaths have dropped 30.16% so far this year.
Learn more about Mayor de Blasio's Vision Zero Program by reading our related blog posts.
Hit with a speeding ticket in New York City?
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