DANGEROUS DRIVING AT 96th AND B’WAY

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Drivers speeding through the exceptionally wide West 96th Street and intersection ignore common traffic laws, according to a new study by Transportation Alternatives.

After eight hours observing cars driving both north and south on Broadway, the group found a total of 932 violations—an average of 117 an hour. They included a frequent disregard of traffic signals, signs and road markings, and a failure to yield to pedestrians. Vehicles also abused mid-block parking laws near bus stops and commercial truck loading and unloading zones.

West 96th Street is crowded with traffic from the traverse and an entrance to the West Side Highway. Half of the 52 pedestrians surveyed at the intersection said they felt endangered by traffic.

Transportation Alternatives also surveyed three other locations throughout the city. The group suggests that police better monitor violations to identify hotspots of violations throughout the city.

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