“New NYPD Unit Will Crack Down on Drivers Who Fail to Yield — But Nearly Half of Those Tickets Are Still Tossed Out” — City Limits

Of the total summonses issued during the full year of 2019 where 19-190 was the top charge, 56 percent were dismissed, the numbers show. The city says this rate of dismissal is comparable to the overall dismissal rate at OATH, which adjudicates summonses issued by more than a dozen city agencies. And while summonses can […]


“Brooklyn DA Admits ‘Mistake’ For Letting Killer Driver Off The Hook” — Streetsblog

Attorney Steve Vaccaro, who is representing the Clinton family, said he hopes this failure will lead the DA’s office to never make the same mistake again — and give vehicular crimes the attention and resources they need. “I’m glad the DA made that clarification and I hope this incident will be yet another factor supporting […]


Steve Vaccaro Discusses Bikes And The Law On WBAI 99.5fm

Vaccaro & White principal Steve Vaccaro joined Eben Weiss (a.k.a. “Bike Snob NYC”) on his weekly radio show on WBAI 99.5fm for a lively and informative discussion about NYPD bicycle enforcement, your rights as a cyclist, what to do after a crash, and more. Listen here!


“Trucker With Suspended License Killed a Cyclist — And Got Only Another Suspended License” — Streetsblog

State Department of Motor Vehicles Judge Elizabeth Niemi ordered on Oct. 4 that Torres’s license be suspended for 180 days — and that six-month suspension amounts to throwing the book at Osorio-Torres, said the Padwee family lawyer Steve Vaccaro, because the typical DMV suspension is about half that long. Read more here.


“Robyn Hightman Found a Life on Bikes. In an Instant It Was Gone.” — Bicycling Magazine

Over the past decade in New York City, more than 160,000 people have been struck by motorists. More than 1,600 have been killed. In 2019 alone, drivers have caused a staggering 20 cyclist fatalities in the city. Often missing from the uproar over these and other senseless deaths across the country are the nuanced legacies of those whose lives are […]