NYC Mayor Announces New Traffic Safety Initiative~Gets Caught On Camera Running Stop Signs and SpeedingSubmitted by barracuda_trader on Fri, 02/21/2014 - 02:09
De Blasio's mayoral caravan caught violating traffic laws just two days after he unveiled new traffic safety plan
By Staff Writer
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's mayoral motorcade was recorded breaking at least four traffic laws
The two black SUV's went through stop signs without stopping, switched lanes without indicating and sped
The mayor is reported to have been in the front seat of one of the vehicles
The traffic violations come just two days after de Blasio unveiled new traffic safety plans
The plans include harsh restrictions on reckless drivers
By Associated Press
But as Kramer followed de Blasio, she saw his cars go 40 to 45 mph in a 30 mph zone, and as they passed a 45 mph sign, Kramer clocked the caravan going much faster – up to 60 mph.
Under his new plan, the mayor’s goal is to reduce traffic speeds from 30 to 25 in the city and stop cabbies from speeding, too.
“The likelihood of a fatal crash and this statistic is very powerful. The likelihood of a fatal crash drops significantly for speeds below 30 mph. If we get those speeds down, it will be the difference between losing a life and saving a life,” he said.
Kramer reported if a police officer had been following the cars, and had pulled the mayor’s caravan over for his violations and issued tickets, the lead driver would have had his license suspended:
• Driving or rolling through a stop sign: 3 points;
• Driving or rolling through a stop sign a second time: 3 points;
• Going 10 mph over the 30 mph speed limit: 3 points;
• Going 15 mph over the 45 mph speed limit: 4 points.
The grand total for all four violations, had they been handed out, is 13. Your license can be suspended if you rack up just 11 points.
And that was not all Kramer found. Cars were seen changing lanes without signaling, and when the mayor got back to City Hall, he stayed in his car in the parking lot. The chase car was unable to enter the City Hall Plaza, and ended up blocking the intersection and the crosswalk – forcing pedestrians to walk around it.