The NYPD stepped up efforts to cut down on traffic violations last week, assigning additional officers to enforce street safety laws at major intersections and shopping areas. The majority of the summonses issued were for double parking violations, but at least it's something.

Authorities say the weeklong initiative resulted in 4,612 double parking summonses issued, in addition to 2,857 moving violation summonses like failing to yield to pedestrians and disobeying red lights. Officers also made 226 arrests for drivers who were behind the wheel with suspended licenses. "This is definitely a step in the right direction,” City Councilman James Vacca told the Daly News. “In the past, I don’t think the police department and others have done enough. It’s a crime that has long called out for action."

The NYPD says the initiative was part of an ongoing effort "to reduce traffic infractions and conditions that cause death and injury to pedestrians," a welcome move after a particularly bloody year. No word on how many, if any, summonses were issued for speeding, however, or whether the NYPD will continue to crack down on traffic violations once the holiday shoppers and their credit cards have dispersed.