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De Blasio’s Caravan Caught Violating Traffic Laws

From the CBS NYC affiliate, , WCBS:

CBS 2 Exclusive: De Blasio’s Caravan Caught Speeding, Violating Traffic Laws

Embarrassment Comes Just Days After Mayor Announced New Traffic Safety Initiative

February 20, 2014

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Just days after Mayor Bill de Blasio announced an aggressive plan to prevent traffic deaths, CBS 2 cameras caught the driver of a car carrying the mayor violating a number of traffic laws.

Note as you read this article that there is never any ‘embarrassment’ from de Blasio as is suggested in the subhead. Being a liberal Democrat means never having to say you’re sorry.

But the NYPD responded Thursday evening that the mayor’s caravan, which is operated by police, sometimes has to use special driving techniques for protective reasons.

And they were protecting him from what exactly? (In fact, they only made this statement to protect their jobs.)

As CBS 2′s Marcia Kramer reported Thursday, the mayor’s two-car caravan was seen speeding, blowing through stop signs, and violating other traffic laws. Kramer reported that if the driver of the lead car, which carried the mayor in its passenger seat, had been cited, he would have racked up enough points to get his license suspended.

When the mayor announced his 62-point safe streets initiative, which includes lowering the speed limit to 25 mph, he said, “We want the public to know that we are holding ourselves to this standard.”

Liberal Democrats never hold themselves to any standards.

But… Thursday CBS 2 crews found Mayor de Blasio’s cars going through a stop sign at a Queens intersection, and that wasn’t the only traffic violation caught on tape. The mayor’s two-car caravan violated speed laws and racked up other motor vehicle violations after he held a news conference in Maspeth, Queens on pothole repairs…

Kramer said as she followed de Blasio’s caravan, his words at the road safety press conference rang her ears.  “We hope that every time someone reads one of your stories, they’re also asking themselves the question — are they handling their vehicle as responsibly as they could?” the mayor said.

But as Kramer followed de Blasio, she saw his cars go 40 to 45 mph in a 30 mph zone, and as they passed a 45 mph sign, Kramer clocked the caravan going much faster – up to 60 mph.

Under his new plan, the mayor’s goal is to reduce traffic speeds from 30 to 25 in the city and stop cabbies from speeding, too…

Kramer reported if a police officer had been following the cars, and had pulled the mayor’s caravan over for his violations and issued tickets, the lead driver would have had his license suspended:

• Driving or rolling through a stop sign: 3 points;
• Driving or rolling through a stop sign a second time: 3 points;
• Going 10 mph over the 30 mph speed limit: 3 points;
• Going 15 mph over the 45 mph speed limit: 4 points.

The grand total for all four violations, had they been handed out, is 13. Your license can be suspended if you rack up just 11 points.

And that was not all Kramer found. Cars were seen changing lanes without signaling, and when the mayor got back to City Hall, he stayed in his car in the parking lot. The chase car was unable to enter the City Hall Plaza, and ended up blocking the intersection and the crosswalk – forcing pedestrians to walk around it…

It’s always ‘do as I say, don’t do as I do,’ with the left. In all things, great and small.

By the way, the Associated Press, which more or less just repeated this article word for word, still felt obliged to add:

"De Blasio is not the first mayor whose official vehicles were caught speeding. In 1998 [sic!], The Daily News observed Rudolph Giuliani’s car going more than 20 mph over the speed limit while driving on Staten Island. Giuliani denied that he broke the law."

They just can’t help themselves. They must defend their liberal masters.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Friday, February 21st, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “De Blasio’s Caravan Caught Violating Traffic Laws”

  1. Elwood: It’s 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it’s dark… and we’re wearing sunglasses.
    Jake: Hit it.


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