We at TicketWiper support City efforts to reduce auto collisions with pedestrians, severe pedestrian injuries, and pedestrian fatalities. The City has made the below-listed improvements.
- Increased traffic and parking enforcement,
- Made changes in traffic rules,
- Revised certain street parking restrictions, and
- Raised penalties for accidents that cause severe injury to pedestrians.
The Vision Zeo program responds to a demonstrated need. The NYC DOT reports that nationwide the rate of pedestrian fatalities is 14 percent of all fatalities. In the borough of Manhattan, pedestrians make up 73 percent of traffic fatalities. The level of pedestrian deaths fell to a ten year low last year, and that is great news for everyone.
The Vision Zeo plans increased enforcement of parking violations as well as violations detected by speed cameras near schools, and bus lane violations.The Borough government have a strong role in the Vision Zero campaign. The New York City Department of Transportation and the NYPD developed five plans to help carry out the Vision Zero program. The Borough Plans tailor rules and parking restrictions for neighborhood needs in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Bronx, and Staten Island. The plans redesign traffic and parking restrictions on some streets.