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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – New York City cab drivers and other city workers will soon be required to watch a video about pedestrians killed by automobiles as part of the city’s effort to reduce such fatalities.READ MORE: MTA To Start Issuing $50 Fines To Riders Not Wearing Masks
The New York Post reports the video shows interviews with five grieving families, including a woman whose husband was killed in 2006 by an NYPD tow truck while bicycling.
The video, titled “Drive Like Your Family Lives Here,” will be shown to drivers at the MTA, the Department of Transportation and the Department of Citywide Administrative Services, as well as the NYPD.
According to the video’s description on YouTube, the video “tells the stories of five families who have been devastated by traffic tragedy.”READ MORE: Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Pay Visit To New York City
Taxi and Limousine Commissioner Meera Joshi says the video shows “the awesome responsibility a driver has to everyone around them.”
It’s part of the city’s Vision Zero program.
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