NEW YORK Mayor Bill de Blasio did something every decent driver would love to do and that is becoming a traffic cop for a few minutes! Mayor de Blasio directed his police detail to pull over a motorist who was texting while driving on the FDR Drive while heading to Albany a few days ago he disclosed on Tuesday.
“I’m happy to be citizen patrol here,” quipped an animated de Blasio in recounting the incident, which occurred Saturday morning while on his way to Albany for a legislative event.
Speaking at a press conference on vision zero and announcing a new plan to reduce pedestrian fatalities, de Blasio recalled seeing a distracted woman driver and said, “like right next to me out the window texting while driving.”
“The traffic was slow so I’m sure they thought they could get away with it. They were not paying attention to the road and I said, ‘Pull them over!’ ” he said.
“You know give her some on-the-spot education because I’m saying this as a parent, I don’t understand why people think they have a chance. They could kill someone.”
It’s not the first time the Mayor pulled this shtick. The first time the Mayor did this was December 2015 and GifterInGotham captured the incident.
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