We have seen a dramatic increase in pedestrian fatalities so far in 2014 in NYC. The consequences for cab drivers involved in these accidents are not so harsh. One cabbie who struck and killed a 9-year-old boy on the Upper West Side in front of his father received a $300 summons for failure to yield to a pedestrian. He still has his license.
The Post reports that only two taxi drivers out of 16 involved in fatal or serious crashes since 2009 have had their licenses revoked. Some cabbies don’t even feel remorse after these fatal crashes because they do not believe they are at fault. Some continue to blame the incidents on the pedestrians or cyclists.
Gene Russianoff, attorney for the Straphangers Campaign, is advocating for mandatory post-accident suspensions. “It is not acceptable to have people who have killed pedestrians or grievously harmed them to maintain their license.”
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