NYC Vision Zero
is a great vision. In order to try to help myself become accustomed to driving at this new lower speed limit of 25 MPH, I’m constantly using my cruise control to retrain myself. Perhaps this would help you all as well!
We just don’t have any lives to spare. Seniors are at a high risk for getting run over since many of them can’t move fast enough to make it across an intersection prior to having a car zoom by. As difficult or to some as annoying as this may seem, we really need to make the effort to save a life!
Vision Zero, the primary mission of government is to protect the public. New York’s families deserve and expect safe streets. But today in New York, approximately 4,000 New Yorkers are seriously injured and more than 250 are killed each year in traffic crashes. Being struck by a vehicle is the leading cause of injury-related death for children under 14, and the second leading cause for seniors. On average, vehicles seriously injure or kill a New Yorker every two hours.
This status quo is unacceptable. The City of New York must no longer regard traffic crashes as mere “accidents,” but rather as preventable incidents that can be systematically addressed. No level of fatality on city streets is inevitable or acceptable. This Vision Zero Action Plan is the City’s foundation for ending traffic deaths and injuries on our streets.
The City will use every tool at its disposal to improve the safety of our streets. With this action
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