The New York Police Department kicked off a citywide crackdown on inattentive drivers today, and will be doling out tickets to drivers talking on cellphones, texting and failing to yield to pedestrians.
The first day of the initiative begins [at 12:01 a.m.], Tuesday, and concludes after 24-hours.
Drivers can expect to see the same type of police presence on Friday, as the NYPD again launches its crackdown for another 24-hour period.
The intense NYPD ticketing measures comes on the heels of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s effort to crack down on pedestrian deaths, known as “Vision Zero.”
NBC New York notes that extra patrols dedicated to busting such drivers are being dispatched across the city.
Why do they announce such things? We don’t know. In fact, nevermind this report. If you’re someone who texts and drives, keep on keepin’ on today and Friday, ’cause you deserve that ticket.