A grass roots movement has taken the matter of stopping speeding drivers and reducing pedestrian fatalities into its own hands.
Mayor Bill de Blasio pitched his “Vision Zero” plan as an aggressive crack down on speeding and other traffic violations in an effort to reduce fatalities in New York City.
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.
A family from Valley Stream, Long Island, has been left devastated as their son fights for his life in the hospital. The boy was hit by a car at what his parents said is a very dangerous intersection near a school and church, and the family has demanded action so other children will not get hurt.
The death of a teenager in a curb-hopping incident earlier this month has brought new attention to what many said are long-held complaints about traffic safety on the streets of Long Island City, Queens.
New Yorkers are living longer and experiencing less crime. Now, Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the city is on track to have an all-time record low in traffic fatalities for 2011.
The Department of Transportation announced the new initiative on Thursday and said that the efforts will create safer New York streets.