Saturday, June 13, 2015

Lancman wants clarification of safety law

From the Daily News:

Councilman Rory Lancman (D-Queens) says he plans to introduce an amendment to the mayor's Right of Way law tomorrow that would further define when a driver could be handcuffed for hitting a pedestrian or cyclist.

Mayor Bill de Blasio's law, which went into effect last August as part of his Vision Zero initiative, made it a misdemeanor punishable by up to 30 days in jail for a driver to injure or kill a pedestrian or cyclist who had the right of way.

Lancman's amendment would require cops to take into consideration "visibility, illumination, weather conditions, roadway conditions, roadway design, faulty vehicular equipment or design," and whether the pedestrian was also following the rules.

Lancman says he's pushing the bill because the NYPD would not clarify for him what constitutes a driver failing "to exercise due care" under the law.

"We cannot let people get arrested and potentially sent to jail without a clear understanding of what type of conduct is criminal and not criminal," he said.


Anonymous said...

Isn't it interesting how all of this crap is coming up just now? Politicians are getting so desperate.

Anonymous said...

I contacted Do-Nothing Lancman's office about the non-progress (2 years!!!) of the renovation of the Kew Gardens Hills library branch. I was contacted afterward by one of his staffers. Basically, he heard me make my report known on having to use a tiny storefront "temporary" library for 2 years now while no visible progress was seen on the renovation of the library building. You would see the same construction equipment parked there, no workmen in sight, etc. on the building, with its front torn open. The staffer made sympathetic noises, BUT NOTHING IS HAPPENING. That was a few months ago. So I see how "effective" Lancman really is. Another useless libtard voted in by idiots.

Anonymous said...

I'd like some clarification of WTF Lancman does.

Anonymous said...

>no visible progress was seen on the renovation of the library building.

They put up vertical walls this week, the site looks very different.

Anonymous said...

What a lackluster county org boob.