Bill de Blasio Finally Answers Questions About Running Through Stop Signs, Speeding


bill-deblasioDays after CBS 2 cameras exclusively caught his caravan running through stop signs and speeding, Mayor Bill de Blasio took his first questions about the incident.

“Every city employee needs to respect the law, myself included, needs to respect the traffic laws, needs to comport themselves in a way that’s safe, of course,” de Blasio said Monday. “No one’s above the law. That’s a fundamental view I hold in everything I think about public life in a democratic society. That’s a very different question however from the question of security for someone protected by the NYPD.”

CBS 2 cameras caught the mayor’s caravan Thursday blowing through two stop signs in Queens, changing lanes without signaling, going 40 mph in a 30 mph zone and then nearly 60 mph in a 45 mph zone.

The various traffic violations came just two days after de Blasio unveiled his “Vision Zero” pedestrian safety plan. The plan involves lowering the speed limit and more rigorous enforcement of traffic laws.

The City Council held its first public hearing about Vision Zero’s implementation Monday.

“Should everyone who works for me and should I follow the law scrupulously? Of course, yes,” de Blasio said. “If the NYPD in any given instance believes there’s a security reason for doing something a certain way, I think that’s important to recognize and respect.”

De Blasio said Monday he would not question the protocols of his NYPD security team, calling that discussion a “red line… because that to me is a very slippery slope.”

“I wish we were living in an environment where I didn’t need security, I really do, but that’s not the world we live in,” de Blasio added.
He also urged New Yorkers to drive safely.

Read more at CBS 2 NEW YORK.

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  1. Hey Bill, I have a bridge to sell you! You are a classic Liberal phony! Again, you are talking out of both sides of your mouth. Yeah, blame the NYPD.

  2. Lots of people don’t like Mayor de Blasio but very few want to kill him. The reason why his motorcade speeds isn’t security. It’s to get to the next destination as quickly as possible, which is the same reason why your average Joe speeds.

  3. The average joe has to be afraid of being stopped and fined with points on his license,The mayor gets away with it thank g-d no one was harmed.

  4. Why should we give the guy airtime on this site, to regurgitate the lies, it took him almost a week to make up? He’ll get better at them, I’m sure with time, like all the LIBS!