NYC’s Most Irresistible Street Safety Campaign

Are these New York’s youngest traffic safety advocates?

Budding filmmakers Benny, Joseph and Yunhee have created an appeal for safer streets that is equal parts poignant, funny and Dylan-inspired – and entirely adorable. Take a look.

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