Our monthly summary of Vision Zero progress in Queens appears above. Through the end of May:
- Pedestrian and cyclist injuries and fatalities continue to be down slightly from 2013, and are running at close to 2012 levels.
- Vehicle occupant injuries and fatalities are running at about 2013 levels.
- Boroughwide, enforcement actions for red light running are up slightly since last year, and enforcement actions for speeding and failure to yield to pedestrians are up significantly.
Most precincts have significant increased their enforcement efforts, although it is important to note that they’re all starting from different baselines. Here are the precincts that are leading the way, relative to their averages for 2012 and 2013:
Detailed results by precinct are available on our Statistics page.
Update: Welcome Streetsblog readers! One additional note… we don’t recommend drawing strong connections at this stage about changes in injury rates. Vision Zero is about changing the culture, and enforcement, education, and engineering changes will take time to translate into safer behavior. Also, the precincts are doing a lot of hard work on driver education that doesn’t translate directly into tickets issued. We’re tracking progress, but believe we should allow more time before we start drawing conclusions. Thanks!