Zero vision: Traffic deaths soar as de Blasio’s NYPD cuts enforcement, report shows

The streets are as mean as ever — likely because the enforcement has never been less — despite Mayor Bill de Blasio claiming traffic safety as one of his top priorities over two terms.

Deaths on city streets soared last year as 275 people — including 123 pedestrians — were killed in crashes, all while the NYPD’s enforcement of traffic laws meant to protect lives plummeted, City Hall revealed in a report published late Friday.

It’s a 30-percent jump from the 211 traffic-related fatalities reported during the same 12-month period in 2020 and most deaths on city streets since 2014 when 285 people died.

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