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Safety talk didn’t sink in for NYC mayor’s SUV driver

NEW YORK — 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 all after a new conference in Queens.

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The mayor’s press office refused to comment on the video, instead referring media requests to the police department because a member of the NYPD was behind the wheel of de Blasio’s SUV. The police department did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The two bulky black vehicles did not stop at two stop signs in the Maspeth neighborhood, and were later observed speeding.

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 miles per hour, detailing more NYPD officers to enforce speeding violations and toughening penalties for on speeding drivers.

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