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De Blasio’s Caravan Caught Speeding, Violating Traffic Laws [after he gave speech against speeding]
CBS News New York ^ | February 20, 2014

Posted on 02/20/2014 4:19:18 PM PST by grundle

Just days after Mayor Bill de Blasio announced an aggressive plan to prevent traffic deaths, CBS 2 cameras caught the driver of a car carrying the mayor violating a number of traffic laws.

As CBS 2′s Marcia Kramer reported Thursday, the mayor’s two-car caravan was seen speeding, blowing through stop signs, and violating other traffic laws. Kramer reported that if the driver of the lead car, which carried the mayor in its passenger seat, would have racked up enough points to get his license suspended if he’d been ticketed.

When the mayor announced his 62-point safe streets initiative, which includes lowering the speed limit to 25 mph, he said, “We want the public to know that we are holding ourselves to this standard.”

But Kramer reported the mayor failed to practice what he preached Thursday.

CBS 2 crews found Mayor de Blasio’s cars going through a stop sign at a Queens intersection, and that wasn’t the only traffic violation caught on tape.

The safety violations came just two days after the mayor unveiled his traffic safety plan.

“We’ve put a very bold plan before you, and we want the public to know we’re are holding ourselves to this standard,” de Blasio said Tuesday.

The mayor’s two-car caravan violated speed laws and racked up other motor vehicle violations after he held a news conference in Maspeth, Queens on pothole repairs.

The grand total for all four violations, had they been handed out, is 13. Your license can be suspended if you rack up just 11 points.

(Excerpt) Read more at newyork.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: deblasio; newyork

1 posted on 02/20/2014 4:19:18 PM PST by grundle
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To: grundle

Bump


2 posted on 02/20/2014 4:22:13 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: grundle

Doesn’t apply to that FOOKING Commie.


3 posted on 02/20/2014 4:22:14 PM PST by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: grundle

UH...’Do as I say, not as....you know the rest....
Or...’The new law and regulations are not in effect yet’.
Or...’I am hizhonor, I can do what I want, when I want.
Or...’If you really knew who I am, you wouldn’t have turned my driver in’.
Or...’Get the name of the reporter who wrote this story and he loses his City Hall Press Pass Credentials’.

I am sure he will have some witty remark, blaming others and saying he had no control over the incident-

WHICH is exactly why we need these new laws proof being ME and MY driver don’t follow the present ones.


4 posted on 02/20/2014 4:29:38 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 --When you have them by the short hairs, the minds and hearts soon follow.)
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To: grundle

Know your place, peasant! His work is too important for these trivialities.

It’s always the same with these “elites”.


5 posted on 02/20/2014 4:29:42 PM PST by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: grundle
Mayors Caravan


6 posted on 02/20/2014 4:30:14 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: grundle

Maybe he needed to go to tbe bathroom?

Extenuating circumstance...


7 posted on 02/20/2014 4:32:27 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Vaquero

Dawg!

LOL


8 posted on 02/20/2014 4:34:02 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: grundle

That’s what socialists do. I’m glad NY made the decision to vote Deblasio. Maybe they’ll learn something.


9 posted on 02/20/2014 4:35:01 PM PST by albie
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To: grundle

Laws don’t apply to the ruling class, just to peasants.


10 posted on 02/20/2014 4:35:27 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: grundle

de Blasio is off to a great start!!


11 posted on 02/20/2014 4:37:14 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Ray76

Can you say Ed Rendell and Jon Corzine, both notorious violators of vehicle codes.The law does not aply to them because they are too important!


12 posted on 02/20/2014 4:37:45 PM PST by bt-99 ("Get off my Lawn")
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To: grundle

Many people here will say it’s a good idea (the crack down) but the good Mayor should be held to the same standard. The Mayor did use the word “safety” after all. That is the magical word that justifies picking each others pockets and enriching the municipality, it’s lawyers, and it’s lawyers in shabby polyester robes.


13 posted on 02/20/2014 4:38:10 PM PST by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept?)
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To: Vaquero
The woodgrain paneling is awesome! Remember this one?


14 posted on 02/20/2014 4:39:27 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: grundle

Apparently people are not aware of the Commie motto “Rules are for peasants, not for us”


15 posted on 02/20/2014 4:39:29 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Look for him to issue a waiver for all involved. Including those using their gun’s laser pointer as a pointer.


16 posted on 02/20/2014 4:42:22 PM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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17 posted on 02/20/2014 4:48:15 PM PST by RedMDer
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To: grundle

Above the Law.


18 posted on 02/20/2014 4:54:03 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: grundle

Stories like this won’t be reported once the monitors are placed in news rooms.


19 posted on 02/20/2014 5:02:42 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: grundle
Don't do as I do, do as I say....

Some animals are more equal than others.

20 posted on 02/20/2014 5:03:16 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: grundle

Sounds like the mayor’s car needs a governor...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Governor_(device)


21 posted on 02/20/2014 5:08:02 PM PST by Hegemony Cricket (The emperor < still > has no pedigree.)
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To: DariusBane

He said he was holding himself to the same standard. And then turned that statement into a lie.


22 posted on 02/20/2014 5:26:37 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: grundle

Commie Jerk!


23 posted on 02/20/2014 5:28:00 PM PST by Empireoftheatom48 (God help the Republic but will he?)
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To: grundle

Taking driving lessons from Jon Corzine it seems... another phoney lefty and a crook too.


24 posted on 02/20/2014 5:32:11 PM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Olog-hai

I get that. But i reject even his initial premise.


25 posted on 02/20/2014 5:37:11 PM PST by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept?)
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To: grundle

It’s good to be the King.


26 posted on 02/20/2014 6:45:46 PM PST by Lyndal
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To: grundle

New York voters keep proving each and evert day the wisdom of their votes.


27 posted on 02/20/2014 8:08:44 PM PST by chiefqc
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To: chiefqc

Maybe the commie mayor should stick to cabs.


28 posted on 02/20/2014 8:37:00 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: grundle

It’s always “Do what I command, not what I do” for these despicable commie creeps, innit?


29 posted on 02/21/2014 4:50:25 AM PST by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: Amagi

30 posted on 02/21/2014 4:54:12 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: grundle

31 posted on 02/21/2014 6:48:19 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: tflabo

Mayor Wilhelm is such a piece of liberal garbage. I hope the 74% of moronic New Yorkers that voted for him are realzing the massive mistake they made.

Bloomberg was a nanny stater, but sane on economic policy. This current mayor wants to take it even further. Lowering speed limits. Adding revenue generating speed and red light cameras. Shutting off taxi meters if the cabs are speeding.

What’s next? Giving out jaywalking tickets in NYC? Satan will get elected over this commie if he starts doing that.


32 posted on 02/21/2014 7:56:01 AM PST by NYRepublican72
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