NYPD launches Holiday Pedestrian Safety Initiative

The New York City Police Department has launched its Holiday Pedestrian Safety Initiative. The initiative, which began on Dec. 14, will run through Dec. 20.

The New York City Police Department has launched its Holiday Pedestrian
Safety Initiative.

The New York City Police Department has launched its Holiday Pedestrian Safety Initiative. (12/15/15)

THE BRONX - The New York City Police Department has launched its Holiday Pedestrian Safety Initiative.

The initiative, which began on Dec. 14, will run through Dec. 20. Officials say the it will focus on areas surrounding senior center locations throughout New York City. They say the purpose of the proactive enforcement is to prevent injuries and create a safe environment.

The NYPD says officers will focus on the seven Vision Zero moving violations, especially failure to yield to pedestrians. Officers will be on patrol during the morning, afternoon and early evening hours, when people are walking the most.

So far this year, police say traffic fatalities have declined by more than 10 percent and pedestrian fatalities are down more than 4 percent.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

VIDEO: Scenes from fatal accident 1 VIDEO: Scenes from fatal accident
Two brothers died after their car drifted off 2 The Buzz: Brothers die in Bronx crash
3 Neighborhood Brief for Feb. 19
At least 20 cars were damaged when the 4 2nd-floor parking garage collapses on Jerome Avenue
Fire officials say the parking garage on Jerome 5 2nd-floor garage collapses on Jerome Avenue

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE