Law Cracking Down on Careless Drivers Takes Effect Today

A short time ago, elected officials, pedestrian safety advocates and community leaders crowded onto the bustling sidewalk on the Lower East Side to acknowledge a legislative achievement. Today, “Hayley and Diego’s Law,” which cracks down on careless drivers, went into effect.

Paterson Signs Legislation Stemming From Fatal Chinatown Accident

Last month, politicians and pedestrian safety activists rallied at City Hall.

Local elected officials are praising Governor Paterson for signing “Hayley and Diego’s Law,” legislation that will increase penalties against careless drivers. Earlier this summer, we attended a news conference at City Hall intended to step up pressure on the governor to act. On Friday, he did just that.