Ticket writing by the NYPD in Crown Heights has spiked considerably under the De Blasio administration, data released by the Police Department shows.
In the northern half of Crown Heights, the jurisdiction of the 77th Precinct, ticket writing for moving violations in the first quarter of 2014 went up 88 percent, from just over two thousand last year to almost four thousand this year.
In the southern half of Crown Heights, the jurisdiction of the 71st Precinct, ticket writing for moving violations went up 50 percent, from 3,337 in the same period last year to 4,932 in this year’s first quarter.
Common moving violations for which citations are issued include driving with windows that are tinted too dark, speeding, making illegal U-turns and failure to yield to pedestrians.
Tickets for failure to yield to pedestrians are up a whopping 2,500 percent in the 77th Precinct, with just 3 issued in early 2013, compared to 78 this year.
City officials say the recent surge in ticket writing is part of the new mayor’s ‘Vision Zero’ program, which seeks to eliminate traffic fatalities by cracking down on scofflaw drivers.