City Council passes Vision Zero legislation

Posted at 6:51 PM, May 29, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-29 18:51:14-04

NEW YORK (AP/PIX11) — The New York City Council is set to passed a sweeping legislative package aimed at improving traffic safety.

The reforms include the designation of several new “slow zones” with a reduced speed limit of 20 mph.

The repair of broken traffic signals will be required within 24 hours. And penalties will be toughened on reckless motorists and cab drivers.

City Council passes Vision Zero legislation

Some measures in the legislation will need to be approved by the state.

Some of the items will need approval by the state Legislature. Mark-Viverito says she is optimistic.

The council has coordinated efforts with Mayor Bill de Blasio.

The mayor’s goal of eliminating all pedestrian, bicyclist and motorist deaths is called “Vision Zero.”