Transportation Alternatives, an advocacy group, is recommending City Hall do a better job of enforcing city traffic laws that protect pedestrians. Wiley Norvell, the group's spokesman, says not enough is done to punish reckless drivers.
Norvell says he wants to see more resources dedicated to safer traffic control, and more NYPD officers enforcing traffic laws.
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly says over the past two years the city has issued more than 1.2 million moving violations. In addition, he says traffic fatalities have declined significantly in the past few years.
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Reporting by Alana Rigal