Rally & City Council Hearings on Bill to Mandate Prompt Pedestrian Accidents Reporting & Review
Thursday, November 8, 2007, 12:45pm
City Hall Steps
Only two weeks ago we held a memorial for Kumo, an eight year old who was hit by a speeding car. It was not an accident it is part of a deadly pattern : a recent study found that fifty percent of all accidents involving fatalities or serious injuries to pedestrians occur at 10% of our intersections –
The New York City Council’s Transportation and Technology in Government committees will conduct a joint hearing on Council Member Vincent Gentile’s accident reporting and review bill- Introduction 567 of 2007. The bill would require the New York Police Department to forward all accident reports involving a pedestrian or a pattern of motor vehicle accidents to the Department of Transportation for analysis and overview within five days from the accident.
The Department of Transportation would study the location and look to improve safety at that location. Study will be started within seven days from receipt of the report .
The study result would be forwarded to Community Board and Elected Officials from the accident area within 5 days form completion
This bill is a crucial step in our fight to bring focus and urgency to the prevention of pedestrian casualties – Your presence and support are very important