Thursday, September 25, 2014

City Council adds fine for leaving scenes of accidents

From AMNY:

Drivers who flee the scene of an accident will now have to contend with new fines up to $10,000 from New York City on top of any criminal charges under a bill the City Council passed [Monday].

The bill would add the first local civil penalties for drivers in hit-and-run cases. The most serious violators would get hit with a fine between $5,000 and $10,000 if someone dies.

No conviction during a prosecution for leaving the scene of a crime is required for a judge on a city panel that hears fines on quality-of-life laws, called the Environmental Control Board, to hand down the new penalties, though they can be appealed after they are paid.


Anonymous said...

The war on cars continues! Or does this apply to the mad cyclists that damage cars and kill pedestrians with impunity?

We're Queens - We Can't Have Nice Things said...

Cyclists should be required to carry insurance!
An asshole on a bike just effed up a friend's car by slamming into it while she was stationary!! And they're probably going to sue her!!

The cyclists in Flooshing are totally irresponsible!

Anonymous said...

Another law that is already on the books. Why do we applaud our legislators for enacting redundant legislation?

Anonymous said...

Gotta say, this is actually a pretty good idea to come out of the council. Could discourage a lot of the wreckless idiots once word gets around after the first 2 or 3 try this stunt. Anon #2 - can you cite the law?

Queens Crapper said...

Leaving the scene of an accident is a crime, but did not have fines attached to it until now.

Joe said...

Yeah, unless your a impoverished hardship illegal immigrant case like Juan Gomez-Hernandez-Gomez not capable of paying the fine or even being found (because these people all have the same fake IF names and lie on paperwork)
Laws mean nothing because the DAs & democrat appointed judges will continue to let illegals off to save jailing costs and keep latino voters happy.
The city has gone friggan MAD !!!

The explosion of these "hit an run cases" is due to an overpopulation of illegal immigrants driving drunk with no license or insurance. Giving them IDs & drivers licenses wont help (as the politicians like Schumer and the mayor believe) They will never keep up insurance payments and RUN ANYWAY because half of these people are chronic alcoholics.
The drinking age is 18 in Mexico, 14 in Guatemala and El Salvador.