Mayor Bill de Blasio has unveiled more details to his plan to eliminate deadly traffic accidents in New York City, especially those involving pedestrians.
Since announcing his “Vision Zero” initiative last month, de Blasio said an interagency task force has worked to develop new strategies to make streets safer.
As CBS 2′s Dick Brennan reported, de Blasio announced the 62-point plan on a block where a 9-year-old boy was killed by a cab last month.
The new 62-point strategy includes:
- Increasing enforcement against speeding
- Developing borough-specific street safety plans
- Redesigning 50 intersections and corridors each year to improve safety
- Reducing the citywide speed limit from 30 mph to 25 mph
- Expanding the use of speed and red light enforcement cameras
- Expanding neighborhood “slow zones”
- Putting stiffer penalties on taxi and livery drivers who drive dangerously.
De Blasio said reducing the speed will make a major difference.