NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Following a lengthy news conference on another subject Friday afternoon, Mayor Bill de Blasio said he was “committed” to traffic safety in New York City, but left it to the NYPD to comment about how his caravan went through stop signs and broke other motor vehicle laws.
As CBS 2 Political Reporter Marcia Kramer reported, just two days after he announced a massive plan to prevent traffic deaths slow drivers down, CBS 2 caught the mayor’s two-car caravan on Thursday blowing through two stop signs in Queens, changing lanes without signaling, blowing through stop signs, going 40 mph in 30 mph zone and then nearly 60 mph in a 45 mph zone.
De Blasio read a statement on the subject at the end of an unrelated news conference.
“I have great respect for the NYPD security training and protocols. I’m committed, obviously, to traffic safety on and state streets of New York City. That’s why we put forward Vision Zero (traffic safety plan),” the mayor said. “Commissioner Bratton addressed the topic of my security detail earlier today. I’m very comfortable with what Commissioner Bratton said, and I refer you to his comments.”