Mayor Bill de Blasio became a traffic cop over the weekend — directing his police detail to pull over a motorist who was texting while driving on the FDR Drive, he disclosed on Tuesday.
Speaking at a press conference announcing a new plan to reduce pedestrian fatalities, de Blasio recalled seeing a distracted woman driver “like right next to me out the window texting while driving.”
“The traffic was slow so I’m sure they thought they could get away with it. They were not paying attention to the road and I said, ‘Pull them over!’ ” he said.
“You know give her some on-the-spot education because I’m saying this as a parent, I don’t understand why people think they have a chance. They could kill someone.”
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