NYPD cracks down on dangerous driving

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Thursday, November 12, 2015

NEW YORK (WABC) -- There is a crackdown on dangerous drivers after an alarming string of deadly collisions with pedestrians.

The NYPD is committing more than 12,000 enforcement hours per day through November 22nd targeting drivers who speed or fail to yield to pedestrians.

The traffic blitz is already underway and will span multiple bureaus including the Highway Patrol, Traffic Operations and Enforcement Districts, as well as all 77 precincts of the Patrol Services Bureau.

The NYPD has committed the following personnel resources to this initiative:

- Highway District: 230 police officers

- Traffic Operations District: 150 police officers

- Traffic Enforcement District: 1185 Traffic Enforcement Agents

- Patrol Services Bureau: 154 police officers

12 pedestrians have been killed in New York City since Halloween.