No More Preventable Tragedies New York
Last year more than 156 pedestrians died in New York traffic. More than half of pedestrian deaths and 27 have died since the beginning of 2014. Public awareness to these senseless tragedies, have to happen before any more of us lose a son, a daughter, a parent or a grandparent.
Families who have lost a loved one to a NYC traffic accident due to the reckless behavior or dangerous conditions on New York City’s streets, have become vindicates to ending to traffic fatalities. The pain and suffering including the legacy of their loved ones, drives these family members to bring to light the dangers of New York City traffic hazards.
“This is a ugly problem in our beautiful city.” say’s Paul Ajlouny, a New York traffic accident lawyer, “We need to campaign and shed light on the pain and suffering of surviving families left behind in order to build awareness, and press for the end of preventable pedestrian fatalities and injuries.”
There has to be a way for pedestrians, bicyclists and vehicles to safely co-exist where children and adults can cross streets freely without fear or risk of endangerment — life is to valuable.
Families members of New York accident victims Families For Safe Street), have come together to turn their grief into action, so that no one else has to suffer the pain they have suffered.
Pedestrian deaths in Queens rose to 70 percent, from 27 to 46 just this last year. They doubled in The Bronx, from 15 to 32. Drivers are just going way to fast.
Steps are being taken to stop the loss of dear life. Cooper’s Law, for instance a law which recently passed, allows New York City to suspend and revoke the license of a taxi or livery driver who kills or injures a pedestrian who had the right of way.
Take heed New York and know that you share a road when driving. Be considerate and safe.