Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Pedestrian Fatalities In City Down Sharply - NY Daily News

It's too early to draw conclusions, but this data is very, very encouraging.  We've got more work to do to make NYC's streets safe for everybody. This is a good start. 

"The number of pedestrians hit and killed by cars dropped by a third in the first four months of 2014, data obtained by the Daily News show.

Forty pedestrians were killed by cars between Jan. 1 and Sunday, compared with 60 in the same span last year, according to figures the NYPD provided.

While the number of pedestrians killed plummeted, the number injured dropped by nearly 8%, from 4,195 to 3,870, the figures show.

Chief Thomas Chan, who oversees traffic safety for the police department, said cops were writing more tickets as part of Mayor de Blasio's "Vision Zero," a plan to end traffic deaths overall."

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