Several Queens Precincts to Conduct Traffic Safety Crackdown Next Week
The five-day push will stretch from May 28 to June 1, and will include the 112th Precinct, which covers Forest Hills and Rego Park, the 114th Precinct in Astoria and the 109th Precinct in Flushing, authorities said.
“We’ll have a lot of enforcement going on,” said Capt. Hugh Bogle, the executive officer of the 112th Precinct, at a community council meeting Wednesday night.
A similar initiative in Jackson Heights yielded more than 1,150 summonses between May 5 and May 10 at a single intersection.
Enforcement efforts will focus on speeding, texting and talking on cellphones while driving, failure to yield to pedestrians, crossing against red lights and ignoring pavement markers, Bogle said.
“Try to follow the rules,” said Chief Diana Pizzuti, who was also present at the meeting. “It’s really for safety of everyone, pedestrians and vehicles.”
Bogle said that the initiative follows several days of educational efforts, during which police officers at the precinct handed out fliers with traffic safety tips.
Bogle said that other precincts will also conduct similar initiatives in the future.