Mayor de Blasio Takes Up Senator Gianaris’ Call to Crack Down on Suspended License Drivers

Michael Gianaris

March 26, 2014

Following the release of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Vision Zero Report, Senator Michael Gianaris issued the following statement in support of the Mayor’s Vision Zero efforts.

“I am pleased Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero Report includes support for my bill to increase penalties on suspended and unlicensed drivers,” said Senator Gianaris. “Too many lives are needlessly lost at the hands of reckless drivers who should not be on our streets. I look forward to working with the Mayor to make our streets safer for all New Yorkers.”

Senator Gianaris proposed his bill that would make it a felony to drive with suspended licenses when someone is killed or seriously injured in the process after a crash involving a suspended driver tragically took the life of 8 year old Noshat Nahian while he was on his way to his Woodside school.

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