NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Days after CBS 2 cameras exclusively caught his caravan running through stop signs and speeding, Mayor Bill de Blasio took his first questions about the incident.
“Every city employee needs to respect the law, myself included, needs to respect the traffic laws, needs to comport themselves in a way that’s safe, of course,” de Blasio said Monday. “No one’s above the law. That’s a fundamental view I hold in everything I think about public life in a democratic society. That’s a very different question however from the question of security for someone protected by the NYPD.”
CBS 2 cameras caught the mayor’s caravan Thursday blowing through two stop signs in Queens, changing lanes without signaling, going 40 mph in a 30 mph zone and then nearly 60 mph in a 45 mph zone.
The various traffic violations came just two days after de Blasio unveiled his “Vision Zero” pedestrian safety plan. The plan involves lowering the speed limit and more rigorous enforcement of traffic laws.