AP – New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s official vehicles were spotted breaking several traffic laws on Thursday, just two days after he laid out a sweeping traffic safety plan that included harsh restrictions on reckless drivers.
De Blasio was in the front passenger seat of the lead SUV of a two-vehicle caravan that was captured on video speeding, running through a pair of stop signs and not signaling when changing lanes. The footage, which aired on WCBS-TV, was taken as de Blasio returned to City Hall after a news conference in Queens.
The mayor’s press office deferred to the police department for particulars of the incident because a member of the NYPD was behind the wheel of de Blasio’s SUV. But de Blasio’s press secretary said that “public safety is everyone’s responsibility.”
“With that in mind, Mayor de Blasio is firmly committed to the traffic safety policies outlined this week,” Walzak said in a statement that did not include an apology or admission of wrongdoing.
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