Department of Transportation cracks down on drivers speeding in the Bronx
The Department of Transportation is cracking down on speeding drivers in an effort to keep Bronx children safe as they walk to and from school.
The DOT lowered the speed limit to 15 mph and installed flashing yellow lights near area schools after determining kids were at high risk of getting hit by speeding cars. Studies show that the leading cause of death for children from the ages of 5 to age 9 is getting hit by a car. Studies also show that speeding causes more than 4,000 crashes a year in the Bronx.
By mid-November, the DOT is expected to add more safety measures to additional Bronx schools.