In 2015 there were more than 38,000 hit and run car accidents in New York City. New York City Councilmember, Ydanis Rodriquez, is seeking support for two bills intended to hold hit and run drivers accountable for their actions. According to Rodriquez, the city’s current hit and run enforcement system is unacceptable.
Rodriguez’s proposed legislation includes a hit-and- run reward fund for information leading to the arrest, prosecution, or conviction of hit and run drivers. The legislation also includes an alert system, similar to an AMBER alert, that would notify New Yorkers in real time when hit and run incidents occur.
It is imperative to the victims of pedestrian knockdowns, their families, and the future of New York pedestrian safety that those who hurt or kill innocent pedestrians are held accountable.
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