NYPD Cracks Down On Reckless Driving In Weeklong Effort


nypdThe NYPD has launched a weeklong crackdown on reckless driving – targeting infractions including speeding, running red lights, and texting behind the wheel.

The effort began at midnight Monday morning, and will run through Sunday, June 1. Enforcement will be conducted in 21 precincts throughout the five boroughs, and will also focus on making improper turns, disobeying traffic signs, and failing to yield to pedestrians.

Enforcement will also focus on parking violations that create roadway hazards, including double parking, and parking in bus stops or crosswalks.

As CBS 2’s Weijia Jiang reported, the initiative began just as a man was struck and injured by a car in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.

Around 12:30 a.m., the man was struck by a black sedan at Atlantic and Bedford avenues in Brooklyn. The victim was taken to Interfaith Medical Center in critical condition, and police believe the driver was drunk at the time.

The driver was taken into custody after the incident, police said.

Later in the day Monday, drivers at the intersection complained that electronic signs and speed cameras are not enough to stop aggressive drivers.

Read more at CBS NEW YORK.

{Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. This has absolutely nothing to do with safety! This is all about getting some money into the city’s coffers.

    Improper turns and failing to yield to pedestrians are impossible at many NYC intersections.

    When you have turning signals, then it is possible to legally make a turn and yield to pedestrians. However, there are many intersections where the pedestrians crossing, cross throughout the green light session. If there isn’t any turning signal, how can you make a turn? And if you wait until it turns yellow/red, now there’s an “improper turn” ticket!

    It’s lose lose.

  2. About time. Does this mean it will now be safe to walk on the street side of the railings on Ocean parkway? 🙂