Meet Mentoria Hutchinson, the Dancing Traffic Enforcement Officer

65-year-old Mentoria Hutchinson has been hit twice by cars over the past 40 years of being a traffic enforcement officer in the City. After the second, she devised a way to stay safe by making herself more visible: dance.

In The New Yorkers’ first collaboration with The New York Times, we were lucky enough to meet-up with a New York original. Mentoria Hutchinson has been working as a traffic enforcement officer in New York City since 1980. After being hit by a vehicle for the second time during her tenure, Mentoria knew she needed to find a way to stand out in traffic. She’s been dancing ever since.

Check out the full article for more info on Hutchinson, dance, and traffic enforcement in the City.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

Editor in Chief

Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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