The Queens councilwoman hasn’t stopped smashing through NYC despite promising to do better.

The city council leader has been caught speeding three times in recent months despite promising to “do better,” it was revealed Wednesday.

Councilwoman Selvena Brooks-Powers (D-Queens) made a promise to put the brakes on in April when a local news site caught her with a whopping 17 traffic tickets in 11 months.

But although Brooks-Powers, 39, told Streetsblog “I absolutely promise to do better” after she was called for speeding, city cameras caught her exceeding the legal speed limit on April 24, June 23 and July 22 .

According to Streetsblog, Brooks-Powers was caught speeding 17 times in 11 months in April.
According to Streetsblog, Brooks-Powers was caught speeding 17 times in 11 months in April.
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The councilwoman, whose committee has met just six times since being appointed chair in January, has made a show of navigating the city on various modes of transport.

But Streetsblog’s April coverage told a different story – two of her speeding tickets came on days when she was touring the city and discussing public transport with her colleagues.

Almost all of Brooks-Powers’ violations have occurred in her home county of Queens, where 27 people died in auto accidents this year through July 31.

New York City has dramatically increased the number of automatic speed cameras in recent years — most recently on August 1, when cameras were on 24 hours a day.

City officials say the cameras have slowed the pace — but skeptics remain, including New Jersey lawmakers who have urged their state to deny New York City the information it needs to bill drivers who commit violations in to invoice.

Brooks-Power’s driver’s license qualifies them for the Dangerous Vehicle Control Program, which allows the city to impound vehicles with 15 or more speed camera tickets within 12 months until the registered owner completes a driver safety course.

A representative from the city’s Department of Transportation declined to say whether Brooks-Powers was included in the program.

The councilwoman – who as recently as June 30 praised the cameras as part of a larger suite of speed-reducing technologies being used to protect motorists, pedestrians and cyclists – did not return requests for comment.

https://nypost.com/2022/08/17/queens-councilwoman-hasnt-stopped-speeding-through-nyc-despite-pledge-to-do-better/ The Queens councilwoman hasn’t stopped smashing through NYC despite promising to do better.

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