NYPD to Begin 2-Week Traffic Blitz in Boro Park

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A police cruiser is parked in front of the headquarters for the 66th Precinct on Boro Park’s 16th Avenue. (Flickr)
A police cruiser is parked in front of the headquarters for the 66th Precinct on Boro Park’s 16th Avenue. (Flickr)

The New York Police Department on Sunday will begin a two-week crackdown in Boro Park on all traffic violations, a spokesman for the 66th Precinct told Hamodia.

Detective Mike Milici said Tuesday that the crackdown will unfold in two stages. The first week, which begins on Sunday and goes through the end of Rosh Hashanah, will focus on education. The second week, the Aseres Yemei Teshuvah, will see a massive police presence in the streets handing out tickets for all violations.

“The first week … we’ll be handing out fliers, we’ll be visiting certain religious institutions such as synagogues, churches and schools giving out information,” Milici said.

“The second week is going to be an enforcement type of Vision Zero, in which we actually go out and do enforcement.”

Vision Zero is a program envisioned by Mayor Bill de Blasio to reduce traffic fatalities to zero in the city.

Law enforcement agents, Milici said, will be keeping an eye out for “everything pertaining to vision zero, which is speeding, traffic infractions, going through red lights.”