Pedestrian deaths down under NYC mayor’s ‘Vision Zero’ plan

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NEW YORK (PIX11) — The city’s crackdown on dangerous drivers seems to be working.

A third fewer pedestrian fatalities have been reported since January 2014, according to new study into Mayor Bill De Blasio’s Vision Zero initiative.

There have been 40 pedestrian deaths since Jan. 1, the study found. During the same time frame last year, there 60 pedestrians were killed.

Pedestrians hurt in traffic collisions has also dropped by about 8 percent.

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