In an effort to curtail unsafe driving, the NYPD handed out 4,814 speeding tickets during a crackdown this Tuesday and Wednesday. Brooklyn was apparently the speediest borough this week, with 1,249 of those tickets. Queens came next with 1,219, followed by Manhattan with 1,175, the Bronx with 782, and Staten Island with 389.
Last week, officers handed out 5,258 summonses to drivers who used their cell phones or failed to yield to pedestrians in a similar crackdown. The effort is part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s “Vision Zero” plan to eliminate traffic-related deaths within ten years. So far, he’s got some work to do.