BK Sees 'Most Alarming' Traffic Fatality Increase Of NYC: Study

In a record-breaking summer for traffic deaths in New York City, no borough saw more of an increase than Brooklyn, according to a new study.

Not only have more people died on Brooklyn’s streets between June and August than any other summer under Mayor Bill de Blasio’s leadership, but the first nine months of 2021 have had more traffic fatalities than all 12 months of past years in the borough, the Transportation Alternatives study found.

The data underscores a trend that has plagued all five boroughs this year.

The borough was singled out in a study of record-breaking traffic fatalities this summer. So far, 23 people have died.

Brooklyn was singled out in a study of record-breaking traffic fatalities this summer. So far, 23 people have died. (Brian Thomas/Getty Images) BROOKLYN, NY — In a record-breaking summer […]

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  1. Let’s surmise why this phenomenon is happening: could it be because that there are too many cameras and drivers know where they are (easily seen), and once they pass them speed increases.

    One rule of traffic engineering (which I am): it’s not that speed kills, it’s that speed differential kills.

    So the proliferation of cameras to increase revenue (actually, taxation) through violation is causing an increase of vehicles conflicts and now deaths as the data show.

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