“Can the City Change Course on How a Key ‘Vision Zero’ Law is Enforced?” — City Limits

[Photo: Adi Talwar]

Advocates say one of the challenges to adjudicating these types of summonses in an administrative court is that fact that NYPD officers rarely attend OATH hearings for the drivers to whom they issued summonses, meaning administrative judges have little to go on in making their decision other than the driver’s testimony and whatever information was included on the ticket, often written at the scene of the crash when there’s limited information available.

Steve Vaccaro, a personal injury lawyer and street safety advocate, says one potential solution would be requiring the NYPD to send a representative to 19-190 OATH hearings.

“No tribunal could ever adjudicate these charges meaningfully without the cops showing up.”

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