When Drivers Flout Traffic Laws

children Break adA driver backing down a street to a parking spot in New York City struck a child in a crosswalk, nearly killing her. The penalty? A traffic ticket. The police said they couldn’t do more against this sober driver.

The child’s outraged mother channeled her anger into changing a New York law, as the New York Times recounts. Now those who flout the law and injure pedestrians can lose their licenses for six months (a year for repeat offenders). Watch for a series of public service announcements this month on NYC buses and bus stations aimed at educating motorists about local traffic laws.

Slow down and watch for pedestrians and bicyclists in West Windsor, too! The tiny bit of time gained isn’t worth the pain from an accident.

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