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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 […]


“‘F*cking Crazy’: No Charges For Truck Driver Who Killed 25-Year-Old Cyclist Aurilla Lawrence” — Gothamist

Streetsblog, which first reported the news, spoke with the victim’s sister, Kathryn, who called the situation “absolutely outrageous.” A attorney for the family, Steve Vaccaro, told the outlet that New York State law would allow prosecutors to charge the driver with manslaughter for recklessly causing the death of another human being, regardless of whether intent was […]