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Speed cameras monitor traffic above a New York City street. (MyFoxNY image) Speed cameras monitor traffic above a New York City street. (MyFoxNY image)
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - The NYPD began cracking down on speeding drivers using new speed cameras on Thursday as part of Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to prevent pedestrian deaths.

The new mayor called traffic fatalities an epidemic in the city.

The cameras had previously been used to send warnings, now they'll issue tickets.

"I want to emphasize we are making this statement just two weeks into our administration because we think there is an epidemic here. There has been an epidemic of traffic fatalities and it can't go on and the time to start change is now," said de Blasio.

He added, "We found long and hard to begin to put in the speed cameras we need, we need many more."

De Blasio says that 11 people have been killed in traffic-related accidents in New York City in 2014.

The 10-year, 'Vision Zero' plan was announced by de Blasio at a news conference in Queens near the intersection where an eight-year-old boy was killed walking to school last month.

Seven of the people killed this year were pedestrians.
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