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City to Receive Thousands in Federal Traffic Safety Funds

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Mayor Bill de Blasio's traffic safety initiative is getting a boost from the federal government.

The National Highway Traffic Administration announced it will give the city more than $800,000 to crack down on drivers who speed or fail to stop for pedestrians.

This grant comes as the mayor works to implement his "Vision Zero" program aimed at ending pedestrian deaths throughout the city.

Officials say they will split the money between the Department of Transportation and the NYPD.

Police will use it to better enforce speed limits and the DOT will expand its efforts to educate the public on the dangers of reckless driving.

Besides New York, the National Highway Traffic Administration awarded grants to Philadelphia and Louisville.

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