A multicar crash in Williamsbridge has left at least one person injured this Friday morning April 3, 2015.
The car accident occurred on East 221st Street and Barnes Avenue.
Witnesses have reported that the black BMW was speeding and blew through a stop sign crashing into another vehicle.
According to New York car accident lawyer Paul Ajlouny, “People speed.This is an ongoing threat to other drivers and pedestrians throughout New York.”
An study by the NYPD compares 2014 up against 2013 numbers and a considerable increase in speeding summons. Overall, ticketing in those categories was up across the city: 89,868 tickets in 2013, compared to 100,172 in 2014.
Here are the top five speeding ticket precincts.
- 94th Precinct (Greenpoint)
- 61st Precinct (Sheepshead Bay)
- 62nd Precinct (Bensonhurst)
- 79th Precinct (Bed-Stuy)
- 60th Precinct (Coney Island)
- 83rd Precinct (Bushwick)
- 67th Precinct (East Flatbush)
- 88th Precinct (Clinton Hill/Fort Greene)
- 84th Precinct (Brooklyn Heights)
- 68th Precinct (Bay Ridge)
Top Brooklyn tickets
- Cell phone – 43,920
- Safety belt – 37,010
- Disobey sign – 29,889
- Tinted windows -28,815
- Uninsured – 18,954
- Brake lights – 9,981
- Speeding – 2,873*
“My advice to drivers out there, Is to slow down! It’s as simple as that. Why risk your life or others. This is not about the numbers. This is about safety.”, says Paul Ajlouny,
New York City police are writing more tickets citywide for the most serious traffic violations, according to a new WNYC analysis of police ticketing data. Targeting dangerous driver behavior is central to Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero plan to reduce traffic deaths (pdf).
Sunset Park’s 72nd precinct had the biggest increase, where officers wrote almost 80% more tickets in January, February, and March 2014 over last year. Red Hook’s nearby 76th precinct, the 24th precinct, including the Upper West Side neighborhood had drops in ticketing; where three people were killed in January.
*A data note: The 121st precinct in Staten Island was formed in July 2013 with portion of the 120th and 122nd precincts. In order to compare 2013 and 2014 data, WNYC has combined the current 120th, 121st and 122nd precincts.