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Police crack down on distracted driving

CITYWIDE — More than 5,000 tickets were issued during a two-day Vision Zero enforcement initiative across the five boroughs earlier this month, the NYPD announced.

The initiative, conducted for two 24-hour periods May 13 and May 16, was focused on targeting cellphone use while driving and failure to yield to pedestrians, police said.

Police across the city issued 2,938 summonses for use of a cellphone while driving, 1,066 for texting while driving and 1,254 for failure to yield to the right of way of pedestrians, totaling 5,258 tickets between the two days.

The NYPD said pedestrian fatalities have decreased by more than 30 percent so far this year with the help of Vision Zero.

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