As part of old/new NYPD commission Bratton’s “Vision Zero” initiative, the 84th precinct reports a 930 percent increase in tickets for traffic violations over last year at this time according to data gathered by WNYC.
But that number comes with an explanation. The station writes, “[O]fficers wrote just 10 tickets for speeding, failure to yield and ignoring a signal combined. This year, they have issued more than 100.”
Though the 84th Precinct figures from this February are a 930 percent increase over February 2013, 103 tickets in a month for three dangerous driving offenses still represents a small fraction of total violations that could be ticketed.
Whatever small gain these tickets represent, they are a first step towards preventing an accident like the one that took the life of Brooklyn Heights resident Martha Atwater last year.