Traffic violations plague 104th Precinct


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

If there was an auto accident in the confines of the 104th Precinct this year, there’s a good chance it was on Woodhaven Boulevard. The thoroughfare has two intersections that are ranked in the top five in accidents throughout the precinct area – which includes the neighborhoods of Maspeth, Middle Village, Ridgewood and Glendale – […]

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De Blasio says close to ‘Zero’ after vehicle caught violating traffic laws


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photos by Liam La Guerre

After a vehicle carrying Mayor Bill de Blasio was caught breaking multiple traffic laws just days following his announcement of a plan to address dangerous driving, he responded to the report, saying he was still committed to traffic safety.

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Mayor de Blasio reveals details of Vision Zero plan to put end to traffic fatalities


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photo via Twitter/@NYCMayorsOffice

The success of Vision Zero is in the hands of the city’s pedestrians and drivers, according to Mayor Bill de Blasio.

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De Blasio takes on traffic deaths with ‘Vision Zero’ initiative


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

With 11 people, including seven pedestrians, killed in traffic accidents in just the first two weeks of the New Year, Mayor Bill de Blasio is calling a stop to what he calls an epidemic.

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NYPD issues over 1,000 violations, makes 70 arrests in Queens during pedestrian safety initiative


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Police announced on Tuesday, December 17 the results of a pedestrian safety enforcement conducted citywide last week focusing on areas with high concentrations of pedestrians and holiday shopping locations.

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Pol: Change traffic response policy


| mchan@queenscourier.com

Local politicians rallied to rule reckless riders off the road, saying bad drivers belong behind bars, not the wheel. According to NYPD policy, an Accident Investigation Squad (AIS) is only deployed to crash scenes in which a victim has been declared dead or “likely to die” by a medical professional. For all other cases, patrol […]

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Violations 101: Writing tickets for profit


| RHornak@queenscourier.com

One of the more unfortunate aspects of the Bloomberg years has been how our current leadership views the people of the city as a source of funding rather than as people just trying to make their way through their daily lives. Nothing exemplifies this attitude more, or has made this city more unaffordable, then the […]

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Politics Aside: Fixing traffic with press of a button


| RHornak@queenscourier.com

Have you ever been stuck in traffic, and upon seeing no apparent reason for the slowdown wondered why the city can’t better manage its traffic patterns? Well, now it supposedly can. New York City is entering the 21st century in traffic control. A new, $1.6 million state-of-the-art traffic control system is being introduced that allows […]

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Brooklyn man arraigned for dragging cop after traffic stop


| tcimino@queenscourier.com

A 56-year-old Brooklyn man has been arraigned on charges of attempted murder of an on-duty New York City police officer following a traffic stop. The officer, whose uniform became caught on the defendant’s car, was allegedly dragged along the street and rammed into parked cars by the defendant an effort to dislodge him before fleeing […]

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52 charged in Far Rockaway drug trafficking


| tcimino@queenscourier.com

Twenty-eight alleged drug dealers have been indicted and nearly two dozen others have been arrested for selling drugs in and around the New York City Housing Authority’s Redfern Houses and the privately owned Dix McBride Apartments, both in Far Rockaway. Forty-five of the individuals charged are in custody and the remaining seven individuals are being […]

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Councilwoman:Improve Traffic Safety At P.S. 22


By Queens Courier Staff

Councilwoman Julia Harrison calledon the city transportation and police departments to reduce traffic hazards forthe 900 students attending P.S. 22, on Sanford Avenue between 156th and MurrayStreet in Flushing. Following last weeks meeting atthe school with police, Community Board 7 members, educators, and parents, sheasked for lowered speed limits on Sanford Avenue, stringent enforcement ofparking […]

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Drag racers busted in Maspeth


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Cops slammed the brakes on illegal drag racing after an early-morning bust Sunday in Maspeth led to six men facing possible jail time, authorities said.

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