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Old 05-08-14, 09:58 AM
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Senate Oks tougher hit-and-run penalties


Senate Oks tougher hit-and-run penalties | recordonline.com
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Good to me too.
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Garbage. The NYPD has a history of hostility towards cyclists'. So they won't do anything. Maybe in Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse, Ithaca, and the Hamptons'. But not in NYC.
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Garbage. The NYPD has a history of hostility towards cyclists'. So they won't do anything. Maybe in Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse, Ithaca, and the Hamptons'. But not in NYC.
Since this proposal would cover all hit and run, your comment is .......garbage
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It's about time. The hit-and-run penalties in many areas have not kept pace with the increased penalties for DUI with the result that it is often better for an intoxicated motorist to flee the scene even if he is apprehended later, but too late for alcohol levels at the time of the crash to be determined.
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Garbage. The NYPD has a history of hostility towards cyclists'. So they won't do anything. Maybe in Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse, Ithaca, and the Hamptons'. But not in NYC.
Unless you spent time living and riding in NYC you have no basis for this nonsense comment.
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It's about time. The hit-and-run penalties in many areas have not kept pace with the increased penalties for DUI with the result that it is often better for an intoxicated motorist to flee the scene even if he is apprehended later, but too late for alcohol levels at the time of the crash to be determined.
If the experience in SoCal is any indicator, DUI is not the main reason for leaving the scene. The issue is the large number of unlicensed drivers, or no insurance (mandatory) or other reasons to avoid the law.

Parts of New York face the same issues. The new law may help, but laws don't do anything unless presecutors and judges step up enforcement.
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You missed the better news from NYC last week.

The mayor responded to complaints from motorists about the condition of our streets, and restored funds for repaving (not just pothole patching) to the city's budget.

IMO, decent pavement free of deep potholes and other road hazards may be the most important thing government can do to make cycling safer.
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IMO, decent pavement free of deep potholes and other road hazards may be the most important thing government can do to make cycling safer.
+1. too bad it probably won't be done till the end of the summer, which means winter will be right around the corner to repeat the process, for the umteenth time...
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Since this proposal would cover all hit and run, your comment is .......garbage
At least it wasn't the same old refrain "... that's why I always take the lane."
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"up to" 7 years. Probably more like 7 days if it's a cyclist that's hit. Only if he's actually killed. Otherwise $500 fine and a "be more careful next time."
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