New York City to Track Traffic Fatalities Online

New York City to Track Traffic Fatalities Online

New York City will begin documenting all traffic-related fatalities on a new website as incoming Mayor Bill de Blasio pledges to eliminate all traffic deaths in 10 years.

A new website will be launched that will list everyone who dies in a traffic accident in New York City, which will be divided into four categories: vehicle drivers, passengers, bicyclists and pedestrians. The website will be run by advocacy group Right of Way and will show if the new mayor is on track of reaching the lofty goal.

SEE ALSO: Traffic Fatalities Fell 4.2 Percent in First Half of 2013: NHTSA

Last year, 291 people were killed in New York City due to traffic-related accidents. The new mayor’s website details how it plans to decrease the number of deaths over the years which includes redesigning intersections, narrowing wider streets and expanding “slow zones,” where the speed limit will be set at 20 mph.

[Source: New York Post]


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