Mayor de Blasio is aiming for zero traffic deaths, and after three pedestrian fatalities in 10 days near 96th Street and Broadway, the police began to issue tickets to jaywalkers. Former NYC Traffic Commissioner Sam Schwartz, known as Gridlock Sam at the Daily News, president and CEO of Sam Schwartz Engineering, takes a look at why that UWS intersection is so dangerous, and when traffic enforcement should include pedestrian penalties. Plus New York State Assembleyman Daniel O'Donnell discusses his proposal to reduce NYC's speed limit from 30mph to 20mph.
@BrianLehrer Myrtle & Wyckoff, on the Queens/Bklyn border. Memorial vigil there on 1/26 for Ella Bandes, killed 1 year ago— Make Queens Safer (@MakeQueensSafer) January 23, 2014