Mayor de Blasio Makes Immediate Changes to Address Series of Pedestrian Deaths

In the wake of a serious of pedestrian deaths, Mayor Bill de Blasio is making immediate changes to improve the traffic safety in New York City.

The changes include utilizing six speed cameras the city has installed as soon as Thursday, and increasing enforcement of serious traffic violations by increasing the number of personnel in the NYPD’s Highway Division. The number is expected to increase from 210 to 270.

The report, that is scheduled to be released by February 15, will include solid plans to prevent reckless driving around the city. One goal is to increase 20mph speed safety zones, following the death of a 12-year-old boy who was struck by a van in Park Slope on Prospect Park West three months ago.

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