2015 was officially the safest year ever on New York City streets since record keeping began in 1910. Officials state there were 231 traffic fatalities in 2015, 66 lower than the 297 fatalities that occurred in 2013, the year before Vision Zero began. Pedestrian deaths also fell 27% during that period to a historic low of 134 in 2015, officials said. The previous lows were 2011 with 249 traffic fatalities and 2014 with 139 pedestrian fatalities.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio cites the city’s Vision Zero program, which aims to reduce traffic injuries and deaths by cracking down on careless drivers and redesigning dangerous intersections, as a major reason for the drop in traffic facilities and pedestrian deaths. But we'd like to think we had something to do with this record safe year too! Here at Sam Schwartz Pedestrian Traffic Management Services, we work to keep streets safe nationwide. We specialize in optimizing high-volume pedestrian and vehicle traffic flow. Our experienced and professional team is trained and certified with backgrounds primarily in law and traffic enforcement. Give us a call at 212.598.9010 to learn more about how we can help keep the streets safe in your city!

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