When New York City’s mayor announced the Vision Zero campaign at the beginning of 2014, residents in and around the city had much to learn. Since then, dramatic changes have been seen all in the name of improving safety for pedestrians. To many motorists, the changes seem to focus equally on cracking down harder and harder on drivers and issuing as many citations for traffic violations as possible.
New York City drivers and pedestrians navigate some of the busiest and most congested streets in the country on a daily basis. Cab drivers, bus drivers, commercial trucks, cars, bicyclists and a slew of pedestrians must share the roads as safely as possible. New York traffic law is firmly in place to guide behaviors and keep people safe.
Getting behind the wheel of a car is a natural thing that people do every day in our society, sometimes with little thought as to the privileges inherent or the laws governing it. Today’s New York traffic law, however, are clear and sometimes strict in an effort to ensure public safety and minimize motor vehicle accidents and other problems.