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Eric Adams Needs to Tackle Traffic Mayhem in Addition to Criminality

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Eric Adams Needs to Tackle Traffic Mayhem in Addition to Criminality

New York Post October 10, 2021
Policing & Public SafetyAll
Urban PolicyNYC

When Eric Adams (almost certainly) takes over City Hall in 12 weeks, one of the many disasters he will face is traffic deaths. Like murders, road carnage has soared since COVID. Adams can’t ignore reckless drivers to focus on shooters. The two measures of ­urban disorder rise and fall in tandem. 

This past summer was the deadliest for walkers, cyclists and car drivers and passengers since the start of the de Blasio era, Transportation Alternatives found in a new study: 200 people have died on the streets this year. That’s the most traffic deaths in nine months since Mayor de Blasio took office. And it’s an increase on top of an increase: Just like murders, traffic deaths rose last year, up more than 10 percent, to 243. This, even though people were under orders to stay home for much of 2020. 

Continue reading the entire piece here at the New York Post

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Nicole Gelinas is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and contributing editor at City Journal. Follow her on Twitter here.

Photo by BRYAN R. SMITH/AFP via Getty Images

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