Traffic Accidents Cost NYC $4 Billion per year
A newly released report states that traffic accidents cost New York City $4 billion a year, which includes costs for emergency and medical services, as well as property damage. The report was created by Transportation Alternatives, who seek funding to improve conditions on roads like 6th Avenue, Queens Boulevard, and Atlantic Avenue. They believe that in addition to saving lives, these improvements will save the city money by reducing the amount of automobile accidents. Mayor de Blasio is investing $250 million into improving Atlantic Avenue, Queens Boulevard, 4th Avenue, and Grand Concourse as part of his Vision Zero policy. As you may know, Vision Zero has also brought about changes such as the lowering of the NYC speed limit to 25 MPH and has made it a criminal offense when a driver injures or kills a pedestrian when failing to yield the right of way. If you have received a traffic ticket as a result of Vision Zero or any other reason, please contact our office at 212-227-9008 to see how we may help you.
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