In 2017 and in new York recorded the lowest number of deaths from traffic accidents since 1910

In 2017 and in new York recorded the lowest number of deaths from traffic accidents since 1910

Mayor bill de Blasio on 8 December announced that in new York last year witnessed the lowest number of fatalities in road accidents since 1910, when the city first began registering deaths in accidents. This led to a 32-percent drop in mortality among pedestrians.

The number of deaths among participants of road accident declined for the fourth consecutive year, largely thanks to the program initiated by the mayor in 2013, is Vision Zero.

In 2017 and in new York recorded the lowest number of deaths from traffic accidents since 1910

«The last time the city streets were safe, when people used horses and wagons for transportation,» — said the mayor.

In total, according to city statistics, in 2017 the accident killed 214 people, which is 17 less than in 2016. At the same time, the National office of road safety USA announces 13% increase in the number of deaths in the period from 2013 to 2016 on a national scale. The number of registered accidents in the country also increased by 93% to 149 910 per year.

New York also has its own statistics. On the infamous «Boulevard of death» — Queens Boulevard – was not a single death in the last 3 years. However, the authorities had to spend about $ 100 million on the redesign of roads and the installation of new security cameras, but it was worth it. «Now it’s a Boulevard of life» — said the mayor.

Perhaps, the only negative point in the statistics is the increase in the number of deaths in traffic accidents among cyclists. In 2017, these cases were was 23, 2016 – 18.

The first four years of #VisionZero have created the safest streets in NYC ever. pic.twitter.com/9JhBe9QAf9

— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) January 8, 2018

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