nypd vision zero NYPD issued more than 5,000 summonses last week to drivers across the five boroughs as a result of a two-day crackdown related to Mayor Bill de Blasio's Vision Zero plan to reduce pedestrian deaths.
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The New York City Police Department issued more than 5,000 summonses last week to drivers across the five boroughs.

The citations were the result of a two-day NYPD crackdown related to Mayor Bill de Blasio's Vision Zero plan to reduce pedestrian deaths.

 

On May 13 and May 16, traffic officers around the city issued 5,258 summonses — largely for drivers who failed to yield to pedestrians or were caught using their mobile devices while operating their vehicles.

Officers were out in full force on both days, with the crackdown lasting the entire 24-hour periods.

Of the total summonses, 2,938 were for the use of a cell phone while driving. Another 1,006 were for texting while driving.

Some 1,254 drivers were stopped for failing to yield the right of way to pedestrians.

Overall, police said that the number of pedestrian deaths has decreased 30.16 percent compared this year.

Numbers show 16,059 pedestrians and cyclists were injured on city streets throughout 2013, while 178 were killed.

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