NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Traveling around New York City can truly test one’s patience when sharing space with cars, cyclists, pedestrians and even animals.
When it comes to not following the rules of the road, most say there’s plenty of blame to go around.
“I don’t know if people are necessarily following or not following the rules, it’s that everyone’s more concerned with their phones,” tourist Shayna Flash said.
“No one uses turn signals here. Everyone’s always honking the horn for no reason,” tourist Jacq Flash said.
“We’re always looking both ways because bikers don’t always follow the right lanes and right directions,” said Tiffany Nejat of the Upper East Side.
That’s exactly why CBS2, sister station TV 10/55 and AAA teamed up for the public service campaign called “A Safer City” to educate everyone and remind them about the rules of the road.
“All the rules that apply to cars apply to bicyclists, and pedestrians need to know as well that they need to walk safely. You see people with earbuds, engaged in smartphones, and then they walk out into the street against the light,” AAA’s Robert Sinclair, Jr. said.
On Friday, the campaign came to Columbus Circle where people answered safety questions on a prize wheel and took home T-shirts and information specifically about bike safety.