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Mr. Moshe Lemmer placed roadside speedometers on several busy streets in Brooklyn in memory of his daughter Tzippy OB”M, who herself was the victim of a fatal motor vehicle accident.

An Orthodox Jewish business owner has stepped up to the plate to alert his fellow New Yorkers about the new 25MPH speed limit currently in effect across the City of New York, by placing a roadside speedometer on several busy streets in Brooklyn, where mo-torists are used to pick up speed.

Mr. Moshe Lemmer – who is quite familiar with safety issues, being the owner of A Plus (A-1) Fire Control which services our New York City with fire protection and safety for over 35 years‎ – told JP on Monday, November 10, that he launched the initiative in memory of his daughter Tzippy OB”M, who herself was the victim of a fatal motor vehi-cle accident.

“We launched this initiative in memory of our beloved daughter Tzippy, in an effort to remind drivers to slow down and develop a habit of paying attention to their speed, thereby potentially saving countless lives in her merit,” Mr. Lemmer said in an emailed statement to JP.

The accident where Tzippy lost her life, just days before turning 23, happened on a rainy Friday afternoon, just 5 weeks after she got married, when she and her husband drove up to the Catskills to spend a Shabbos with her parents. It was the last Shabbos before Tisha B’Av – the saddest day of the Jewish calendar as Jews mourn the destruction of the tem-ple – when she left on a short trip and never made it back, tragically losing her life in a car accident.

“Tzippy was an extraordinary young woman whose grace, knowledge, kindness, and charm was beloved by all who knew her,” Mr. Lemmer stated. “She did many acts of charity in a discreet manner, and helped many in need with whatever their heart desired.”

On October 20, 2014, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed the bill that passed the City Council and the State Legislatures. “The 25 mph speed limit will make our streets even safer,” he remarked. “Speeding is fundamentally dangerous and can, in fact, be deadly.”

Council Member David Greenfield, who proposed lower speed limit legislation in the City Council in 2013, said, “I don’t like to call them accidents, because when someone speeds and gets into what people call an ‘accident,’ it wasn’t an accident. You shouldn’t have been speeding.”

Besides placing the roadside speedometer as a reminder, Mr. Lemmer urged commuters and drivers to get used to driving cautiously, even it means saving one person’s life. “Remember! It only takes a split second to alter lives forever. Don’t text, speak on your cellphone or speed while driving,” he pleaded.

The new speed limit is in effect since November 7th and doesn’t apply to parkways and highways.          (JPupdates)

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