Unsafe Driving Tickets Up All Over City This Year

August 22, 2014 | Sophie Weiner

The city is attempting to make good on Mayor de Blasio’s “Vision Zero” plan to eliminate traffic deaths. According to data newly released by the NYPD, tickets for unsafe driving are up in 70 out of the city’s 75 precincts compared to last year.

Some of the highest numbers come from the 109th precinct in Queens, where more than 8,000 tickets have been issued. This trend doesn’t apply in Red Hook however, which has consistently fewer tickets for unsafe driving every year and so far this year, two people have already died in accidents there.

Check out the interactive map from WNYC below to see how the crack down is spread out across the boroughs, and what the tickets were for, “using a cell phone while driving, disobeying a sign, failing to stop at a signal, making an improper turn, failing to give right of way to a pedestrian, [or] speeding.”

(Photo: Wikipedia)