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    NYC mayor's SUV caught breaking traffic laws

    NYC mayor's SUV caught breaking traffic laws

    The footage shows de Blasio's vehicles starting their journey in a quiet residential stretch of Maspeth, where the mayor had just held a news conference discussing his administration's plans to combat potholes.
    The two bulky, black vehicles did not stop at two stop signs in the neighborhood. Later, the CBS camera — which was in a car that followed the mayor's motorcade — showed de Blasio going 40 mph in an area where the speed limit was 30 mph, and then nearly 60 mph in a 45-mph zone.
    The SUVs were also shown changing lanes without using their directional signals. The total number of violations witnessed by the news crew would yield a suspended license, according to the CBS report.
    It was not clear from the footage if de Blasio was aware of the traffic infractions.
    The mayor's cars are typically driven by members of de Blasio's security detail, which is made up of NYPD detectives. Security protocols suggest that de Blasio sit in the back seat because the SUV's side windows, unlike the front windshield, are comprised of bulletproof-glass. But de Blasio, who is 6-foot-5, frequently sits in the front, where he has more room to stretch out.
    Just two days earlier, de Blasio released his "Vision Zero" traffic safety plan which aims to eliminate all traffic fatalities. The plan proposed reducing the citywide speed limit to 25 mph, detailing more NYPD officers to enforce speeding violations and toughening penalties for on speeding drivers.
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    The next authoritarian control-freak mayor of NYC is exempt from laws and even from what he claims should be imposed on others. Nothing new about that.

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    Re: NYC mayor's SUV caught breaking traffic laws

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    NYC mayor's SUV caught breaking traffic laws

    The footage shows de Blasio's vehicles starting their journey in a quiet residential stretch of Maspeth, where the mayor had just held a news conference discussing his administration's plans to combat potholes.
    The two bulky, black vehicles did not stop at two stop signs in the neighborhood. Later, the CBS camera — which was in a car that followed the mayor's motorcade — showed de Blasio going 40 mph in an area where the speed limit was 30 mph, and then nearly 60 mph in a 45-mph zone.
    The SUVs were also shown changing lanes without using their directional signals. The total number of violations witnessed by the news crew would yield a suspended license, according to the CBS report.
    It was not clear from the footage if de Blasio was aware of the traffic infractions.
    The mayor's cars are typically driven by members of de Blasio's security detail, which is made up of NYPD detectives. Security protocols suggest that de Blasio sit in the back seat because the SUV's side windows, unlike the front windshield, are comprised of bulletproof-glass. But de Blasio, who is 6-foot-5, frequently sits in the front, where he has more room to stretch out.
    Just two days earlier, de Blasio released his "Vision Zero" traffic safety plan which aims to eliminate all traffic fatalities. The plan proposed reducing the citywide speed limit to 25 mph, detailing more NYPD officers to enforce speeding violations and toughening penalties for on speeding drivers.

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    The next authoritarian control-freak mayor of NYC is exempt from laws and even from what he claims should be imposed on others. Nothing new about that.
    Non-story and "gotcha" reporting. There are so many other legitimate things to criticize this guy about, this is just "gotcha" reporting at the local level.

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    Re: NYC mayor's SUV caught breaking traffic laws

    Quote Originally Posted by SBu View Post
    Non-story and "gotcha" reporting. There are so many other legitimate things to criticize this guy about, this is just "gotcha" reporting at the local level.
    This may be "gotcha" reporting, but there is legitimate news in pointing out the hypocrisy of elected officials. Yes, we all know it happens, but it should be documented and broadcast whenever we find it.
    “The Bible has noble poetry in it... and some good morals and a wealth of obscenity, and upwards of a thousand lies.” ― Mark Twain

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    Re: NYC mayor's SUV caught breaking traffic laws

    The news crew following the mayor must have been bored to tears...

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    Re: NYC mayor's SUV caught breaking traffic laws

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry David View Post
    The news crew following the mayor must have been bored to tears...
    I doubt it, it is fun to run stop signs like you are a cop.

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    Re: NYC mayor's SUV caught breaking traffic laws

    It might not be important, but it is very disrespectful. This behavior just reaffirms the theory that the laws are only for the "little people", not for the rulers. DeBlasio was swept into office by allegedly supporting those very same "little people" so it is particularly egregious behavior in his case.

    Not that it seems to help, but criticizing the aristocracy is one of the few rights they haven't trampled to death yet.

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    Re: NYC mayor's SUV caught breaking traffic laws

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    The next authoritarian control-freak mayor of NYC is exempt from laws and even from what he claims should be imposed on others. Nothing new about that.
    If a camera crew followed you around, no doubt they could rack up a list of things you did wrong.

    At any rate, the mayor isn't exempt -- he was in the passenger seat.

    Yawn.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: NYC mayor's SUV caught breaking traffic laws

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    It might not be important, but it is very disrespectful. This behavior just reaffirms the theory that the laws are only for the "little people", not for the rulers. DeBlasio was swept into office by allegedly supporting those very same "little people" so it is particularly egregious behavior in his case.

    Not that it seems to help, but criticizing the aristocracy is one of the few rights they haven't trampled to death yet.
    While I do agree that there are often different rules for the connected versus the unconnected, typically the unconnected don't have a camera crew following them around either.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: NYC mayor's SUV caught breaking traffic laws

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    If a camera crew followed you around, no doubt they could rack up a list of things you did wrong.

    At any rate, the mayor isn't exempt -- he was in the passenger seat.

    Yawn.
    If I had a camera crew following me around, I think I would be on my best behavior, particularly if I were a public figure and supposedly setting an example for others.

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    Re: NYC mayor's SUV caught breaking traffic laws

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    If I had a camera crew following me around, I think I would be on my best behavior, particularly if I were a public figure and supposedly setting an example for others.
    Again, we're not talking about his behavior.

    Additionally, we have no idea whether or not he was aware he was being stalked.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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