Here in New York City, we are accustomed to seeing the drivers of cars, taxis, buses and trucks exceed the posted speed limit, undoubtedly trying to make up time lost traversing the city's often congested streets. While we may not give this a second thought in certain industrial areas or business districts, we may have an altogether different opinion when we see these vehicles speeding through the streets around parks, hospitals or even our own neighborhood.
Every day in New York City, thousands of people take to the streets both on foot and in cars to go to work, school, shopping or other important locations. Given this large amount of foot traffic and vehicle traffic speeding about the streets, you would think that there would be serious pedestrian-car accidents on an hourly basis.
In vehicle traffic law news, New York City officially unveiled its newest weapon in the fight against Midtown traffic congestion earlier this week: a real-time, remote-controlled system that allows city engineers to control the flow of traffic.
With the Fourth of July weekend officially underway, motorists all over the state of New York will be driving to cabins, resorts or the homes of family and friends to celebrate the long holiday. However, with this influx of motorists will undoubtedly come an increase in the number of law enforcement officials looking to hand out tickets for speeding or other traffic violations.
Over the course of the summer, motorists navigating the busy streets of New York City will receive a rather vivid message reminding them of the dangers posed by speeding.