Protect and serve FAIL

NYPD Traffic Enforcement parks her car directly in front of a fire hydrant for a pizza break. Moments later, NYFD comes by responding to a fire and the firemen can’t get to the plug because of the cop car in the way.

The dude getting in the cop’s face is a little freaky, but at least she moved her car.

Wasn’t there a recent news expose complaining about how all of the bike improvements in New York City slow fire response?


  • Dukiebiddle
    November 16, 2010 - 1:06 pm | Permalink

    What a freak.

  • Jack
    November 16, 2010 - 1:50 pm | Permalink

    Parked motorized vehicles delaying EMS? The front line of law enforcement committing the crimes they are paid to prevent? Sent to Streetsblog?

  • November 16, 2010 - 5:11 pm | Permalink

    =v= Fire response was dropping in the years before the bike lanes went in. It was previously attributed to the city’s decision to spend less on the FDNY (right after hailing them as heroes of 9/11, of course).

    There was a recent hubbub over an incident involving a traffic-calmed pedestrian refuge:

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