PBS NewsHour

'A long way from zero': NYC takes on traffic fatalities

Clip: 11/23/2014 | 8m 19s

Although New York City streets over the past few years have been the safest in decades, traffic accidents and pedestrian fatalities have recently started to tick back up. Now, city officials are looking to "Vision Zero," an initiative based on a model from Sweden. The plan hinges on expanded enforcement, new street designs and legislation to increase penalties for dangerous drivers.

Aired: 11/23/14

Rating: NR

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