If You Drive
With over 6,000 miles of city streets, there is no shortage of opportunities to drive in New York City. It is important to know that dangerous driver choices are the primary cause or a contributing factor in 70% of pedestrian fatalities. This means that you must be cautious and mindful when driving at all times:
- PAUSE AND WAIT BEFORE YOU TURN
Turn slowly and expect people in the crosswalk every time. Left turns severely injure three times as many pedestrians as right turns—after you find a break in oncoming traffic, there is still likely to be someone in the crosswalk where you are.
- SLOW IT DOWN - speed limits are changing
If you hit someone at 30 mph, you are twice as likely to kill them than if you hit them at 25 mph. This is why the speed limit in New York City is changing to 25 mph in November of 2014.
- EYES ON THE ROAD
Reaching for, reading, dialing or typing on cell phones take your mind off driving, eyes off the road and hands off the wheel.
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