Following the tragic death of two very young children in the pedestrian crossing with the walk light, at the hands of a driver who had previously accumulated 8 violations, and had had a seizure, over 900 activists gathered in Brooklyn to demand better street design and better enforcement.
Joshua Lew and Abigail Blumenstein, aged 1 and 4, were killed by a woman who drove her car through a red light in Brooklyn. Five weeks before that, a man drove an oil truck without a license and killed another child in Brooklyn: Kevin Flores, age 13.
We also learned that there are 25,000 drivers in New York city who have a similar violation history and are still doing on the streets .
Meanwhile Mayor Di Blasio proposed to add 200 speed cameras in NYC and to make repeated camera detected violation trigger higher penalties including a license suspension after 5 such infractions. Both measures require a vote in Albany.