Monday, January 30, 2023

The number of fatal hit and runs has decreased in New York

In 2022, the city Registration For the first time since 2019, there has been a decline in traffic deaths compared to the highest nationwide increase in four decades.

Pedestrian deaths were down 6.3% from the prior year and 35.9% from 2013 figuresLast year before the implementation of Vision Zero road safety plan.

New York City Transportation Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez said:

“2022 was one of the best years we have had for pedestrians losing their lives as a result of accidents. However, for Mayor Eric Adams and me, in addition to 5,000 Department of Transportation employees, one death is too many.”

Last year the Department of Transportation focused specifically on protecting intersections where most pedestrian deaths and injuries occur.

Instead of renovating 1,000 intersections, over 1,400 corner improvements were completed, including redesigns, signal upgrades, all-way stop sign installation, and raised crosswalks, among others. The effort will continue this year.

“More investment. We had money allocated by Mayor Adams when he promised that his words aligned with the allocation of 18% of the budget for our agency,” Rodriguez says.

The department worked with state legislators to expand the speed camera enforcement program in school zones to 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

“Most of those who have cars in New York are driving at 25 mph and respecting pedestrians. They don’t cross the red light. These dead that we have, many times workers or migrants, beautiful and valuable people, lost their lives by a small group of drivers who are driving drunk, speeding and who do not respect the laws of New York Let’s do it, says the commissioner.

The number of obstructions captured by the speed cameras installed at this intersection has been decreasing month by month. It was 755,000 in August, followed by 661,000 in September, 586,000 in October and 565,000 in November.

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