What’s New York’s most dangerous street to cross?
More New Yorkers are being caught speeding through the city.
Which streets are the most dangerous for pedestrians and when? New Yorkers are most likely to be struck by a car on Atlantic Avenue or Broadway, according to statistics from the Tri-State Transportation Campaign.
Rush hour, between 3 and 6 p.m. is when the most pedestrians are stuck by cars, according to New York State Department of Motor Vehicle data released in September.
The number of pedestrians fatally struck by cars has increased in some boroughs in the past few years, even though deaths are down 21 percent citywide from 2001 levels.
Pedestrian deaths dropped slightly in 2010 compared to 2009 — 151 deaths to 156 the year before, according to the DOT.
But just Sunday, a pedestrian died after a minivan plowed into him in a hit-and-run on Fordham Road in the Bronx. And over half of all the pedestrian deaths statewide occur here.
“Speeding is the number one killer on the streets of New York,” said Noah Budnick, of advocacy group Transportation Alternatives.
Speeding tickets are going up in every borough but Manhattan — in Queens, cops gave out 350,948 tickets in 2009, 10,000 more than the year before — according to the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee’s most recent statistics.
Last week, Astoria mom Erika Whitmore, 24, was pushing her 4-month-old to a dentist appointment, when a driver came within “an inch” of slamming them, she told Metro.
“I shook the entire rest of the day,” she recalled.
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