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NYC mayor signs traffic safety legislation

June 23, 2014
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is signing into law eleven bills meant to improve traffic safety and reduce pedestrian fatalities.

The measures are part of de Blasio's traffic safety plan dubbed "Vision Zero." They include enforcing tougher penalties on taxi drivers involved in serious crashes.

They also create slow speed zones around some schools and toughen penalties on drivers who fail to yield to pedestrians and bicyclists.

De Blasio also cheered the state Legislature for approving a measure that would allow the city to lower its standard speed limit from 30 mph to 25 mph.

The bill signing took place on Monday at a school in Queens. It's just a block from where a 9-year-old boy was killed by a car in December.



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