The mayor of New York, Eric Adams, declared that municipal agencies, such as the Departments of Transportation (DOT) and the Police Department (NYPD), must coordinate efforts to make the streets of the city safer for New Yorkers in order to reduce the number of traffic fatalities.
He pointed out that they will seek to create synergy with federal initiatives to reconsider a plan that ensures that traffic protects pedestrians. He pointed out that drivers must know the traffic rules or leave the roads.
During his participation in the press conference, Transportation Commissioner Ydanis Rodríguez pointed out that New York intersections should be a sacred space dedicated to protecting pedestrians.
For her part, the NYPD Commissioner, Keechant Sewell, assured that the warning stage for drivers has ended and that an era begins in which the necessary corrective measures will be applied to all infractions with a view to avoiding more fatalities.