NYPD Cracking Down on Dangerous Driving at Intersections in 21-Day Initiative

Monday, Jun 16, 2014  |  Updated 5:27 AM EDT
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NYPD Cracking Down at Intersections

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Traffic officers will be out in numbers at some New York City intersections over the next few weeks as the NYPD cracks down on dangerous driving at city crossroads.

The department announced that police would be on the lookout for drivers who speed, run red lights, fail to yield to pedestrians, drive while using their cell phones or commit other traffic offenses near dangerous intersections over 21 straight days beginning Monday.

Stepped-up enforcement will be visible in all five boroughs and at all hours, police say.

It's the longest traffic enforcement initiative so far this year. In May, officers ticketed thousand during separate three-day sweeps targeting distracted drivers and speeders.

The measures are part of Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero plan to eliminate traffic fatalities involving pedestrians.

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