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NYC Non-Emergency Vehicles Get 360-Degree View Cameras

PUBLISHED 8:20 AM ET MAY. 27, 2021


Zhen Kirkland and her son Jacob live in the Bronx — and on a nice day like today, they like biking around the city.

“During the pandemic, we do bike a lot," said Kirkland. But Kirkland makes sure to teach her son about safety on the road.

Alarming data from Transportation Alternatives, an organization that advocates for the safety of pedestrians and cyclists, says that 2021 is on its way to becoming the second deadliest year in the de Blasio administration for pedestrians and cyclists. Seventy New Yorkers have died in traffic accidents through April 30.

“When it comes to NYC, we have really aggressive drivers. And we really have to be careful with everything, especially with our children," Kirkland said.

None of the deaths recorded so far in 2021 were the result of a non-emergency city vehicle. To keep it that way, the city is rolling out a pilot program as part of its Vision Zero Initiative...


Read the full story from Spectrum News NY1.