Kat Aaron of WNYC discussed testimony by Vaccaro & White attorneys and clients at the City Council’s Vision Zero legislative hearing.
“If I go out and drink a beer while I sit on my stoop this weekend, I can get a misdemeanor charge. Shouldn’t I get the same thing if I run you over while you sit on yours?” asked Steve Vaccaro, an attorney who represents the Liao family, whose daughter Alison was killed by a car in October.
But the council should go further, Vaccaro said, by making it a misdemeanor to hit a cyclist in a bike lane, and raising the fine far above the proposed $250 level.
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