Drivers in New York City are speeding into ticket trouble in record numbers.
The first ad, called “Racer,” shows a driver and a young cyclist both heading out for a ride until the distracted driver collides with the child.
As part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s ‘Vision Zero’ plan the city is getting new street sweepers that will give drivers a better view of the road.
An advocacy group said Tuesday said while the mayor’s program to improve traffic safety is admirable, it will require a lot more effort – and a lot more money – to make the city’s roads truly safe.
The speed limit has decreased in New York City from 30 to 25, but the number of speeding tickets has increased thousands.
Councilman Rory Lancman said the law has led to a number of arrests, including half a dozen bus drivers.
City officials outlined a new pedestrian safety plan for the Bronx Wednesday as the de Blasio administration marks the one year anniversary of the Vision Zero program with a five-borough tour.
Polly Trottenberg, commissioner of the city’s Department of Transportation, said efforts will focus on Sunnyside, Jackson Heights, Flushing, Jamaica and Elmhurst.
A teenage girl was struck by a bus while crossing the street in Brooklyn early Friday, and there were worries that she could lose her leg.
A Brooklyn teen is taking action after several of her classmates died within months of each other.
The mayor was very proud of his Vision Zero report card on Wednesday.
De Blasio has appeared triumphant against some of those outside forces — notably during the Ebola scare — and has become a national progressive voice, but the police shooting has pushed his young mayoralty into its biggest crisis yet.
Crews were out Friday putting up new signs to replace those showing higher speed limits.
The new default speed limit, which goes into effect Friday, will apply to all streets where no other limit is posted.
The City Council passed the measure earlier this month as part of the mayor’s “Vision Zero” plan to reduce traffic deaths.