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NYC Launches Dusk And Darkness Campaign As Daylight Saving Time Ends

Pedestrians walk past a "Look!" sign on the crosswalk at the intersection of 42nd Street and Second Avenue in New York. Cities all over the country are looking for ways to get pedestrians to pay more attention.
Pedestrians walk past a "Look!" sign on the crosswalk at the intersection of 42nd Street and Second Avenue in New York. Cities all over the country are looking for ways to get pedestrians to pay more attention.

New York City officials are reminding drivers that Daylight Saving time ends this weekend, a dangerous time for pedestrians.

Stats show the number of serious pedestrian related crashes spike in the months after the clocks are turned back. The City is launching its annual education and enforcement campaign known as Dusk and Darkness. NYPD Chief Kim Royster says officers will be at vehicle safety checkpoints as it gets dark.

“Focusing on hazardous violations that put our pedestrians, cyclists, seniors and children at risk. Police officers will focus on drivers that fail to yield, text and use their cell phones.”

Officers will also put an extra focus on vehicles blocking bus and bike lanes.