A seemingly routine traffic stop in Orange County resulted in the arrest of a Paterson, New Jersey man wanted for attempted murder, New York State Police said.
Police will be focusing on speeding, driving while using a cellphone, improper turns, disobeying traffic signs and failing to yield to pedestrians.
The NYPD has launched a weeklong crackdown on reckless driving – targeting infractions including speeding, running red lights, and texting behind the wheel.
The NYPD announced Thursday that officers issued nearly 5,000 tickets during a two-day crackdown on speeding in all of the city’s five boroughs.
Making full stops at stop signs, driving when the light turns green, and following the speed limit are concepts that everyone learns in driver’s ed.
Forty were killed this year, compared with 60 during the same period last year, and those injured by vehicles dropped by 8 percent.
The New York State Assembly voted Monday to authorize hundreds of new speed cameras for school zones in New York City and Long Island.
The campaign runs from April 17 through April 24 in an effort to reduce speed-related crashes and improve safety for drivers across the state.
Police say the rapper and reality TV star was speeding and driving without a license, a felony, on Jan. 9 on the Meadowbrook Parkway on Long Island.
Parents claim the stretch of East 109th Street between Second and Third avenues is like a raceway, even though foot traffic is always heavy.
The various traffic violations made by his caravan last Thursday came just two days after de Blasio unveiled his “Vision Zero” pedestrian safety plan, which involves lowering the speed limit and more rigorous enforcement of traffic laws.
Police Commissioner William Bratton defended Mayor Bill de Blasio’s security detail, which is operated by police, saying the officers did “what they’re trained to do.”
In an effort to combat speeding drivers, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is asking lawmakers to approve requests from Nassau and Suffolk counties for a camera at each of the island’s 125 school districts.
Just days after Mayor Bill de Blasio announced an aggressive plan to prevent traffic deaths, CBS 2 cameras caught the driver of a car carrying the mayor violating a number of traffic laws.
Since announcing his “Vision Zero” initiative last month, Mayor Bill de Blasio said an interagency task force has worked to develop new strategies to make streets safer.