Last weekend, three New Yorkers were killed by drivers with suspended licenses. On Sunday, Transportation Alternatives will join elected officials and families of the victims on the steps of City Hall to call for tougher laws and enforcement that will keep suspended and unlicensed drivers off the road.
Join us , Transportation Alternatives, families and friends of victims killed by suspended drivers
Tomorrow, Sunday, December 6, 2009 – 11:45 am
Steps of City Hall
On November 25th, 78-year-old Peter Sabados and 77-year-old and Lillian Sabados were struck on their way to a Thanksgiving Mass as they carried canned goods for the poor to their church, and on November 27th, 42-year-old bride-to-be Sonya Gayle Powell was hit as she crossed Baychester Avenue as she returned from Christmas shopping. The driver that killed Sonya reportedly had 4 suspensions on his license. The driver that killed Peter and Lillian Sabados reportedly had 29 suspensions on his license. These crashes are not isolated. Unlicensed and suspended drivers pose a continual and dangerous threat on New York State roadways. Unlicensed drivers are nearly four times as likely to be involved in traffic crashes as those with valid licenses. And 75% of drivers with suspended licenses continue to drive.
To prevent those illegally behind the wheel from injuring others, T.A. will call for reforms to laws in Albany and enforcement in New York City. Join us at City Hall to make this message heard!