NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The NYPD on Monday announced a citywide crackdown on texting and driving, and the failure to yield to pedestrians.
Two 24-hour crackdowns will take place this week – the first beginning at midnight Tuesday morning, the second at midnight Friday morning.
In announcing the crackdown, NYPD reminded New Yorkers that using a hand-held cellphone and texting while driving is illegal, and dangerous to both drivers and pedestrians.
The NYPD also counts preserving the right of way for pedestrians as a primary focus of its traffic safety mission.
Police conducted a sting in January, in which plainclothes officers entered crosswalks when they have the walk signal.
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