Posts Tagged ‘traffic crimes’

Commonplace Street Dangers

Written by Bette Dewing on . Posted in Dewing Things Better, Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Bette Dewing Incidentally, the “Smile!” and “Don’t rush!” inscribed on my billfold aim to reduce stress and remind me to stow my wallet deep within my pocketbook after a transaction, even if the cashier and those waiting behind me are impatient. Evidently, I wasn’t careful after making a CVS purchase, and shortly after, at the Morton Williams [&hellip
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Rally Attendees to NYPD: End Fatalities & Maimings, Bring Dangerous Drivers to Justice

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

The Transportation Alternatives group and community members rallied alongside Clara Heyworth’s widowed husband, Jacob Stevens, on the steps of City Hall this morning, calling on the NYPD to reform their investigations into violent car crashes. We recently reported on the case of Heyworth, a woman killed in a 2011 hit-and-run by a driver who was [&hellip
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Overcoming Heedlessness

Written by admin on . Posted in Dewing Things Better, On Topic OTDT, Opinion and Column

An out-of-the-box message to new district attorneys By Bette Dewing For the record, what I wrote in the recent New York Times’ “Spokes” column (“I strongly fear there are too many bicycles in New York”) left out the next sentence after that: “I mean those who break every law in the books.” And very much [&hellip
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Traffic Tragedy

Written by admin on . Posted in Opinion and Column

To the Editor: Words fail to describe a criminal lawyer’s reaction to this tragedy (“Harsher Penalties in Traffic Crimes,” Aug. 18), along with the “situation that prevails” on the streets of NYC. To put it succinctly, we have laws that are not enforced; so many drivers have “carte blanche” to do as they wish. Need [&hellip
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Mayoral Attention for Crimes of Traffic

Written by admin on . Posted in Dewing Things Better, On Topic OTDT, Opinion and Column

Yield to pedestrians, stop speeding and support mass transit for safer streets By Bette Dewing Just before the mayor’s weekly John Gambling WOR radio show, I heard the following public service announcement: “Parking violations violate the rights of disabled persons. Call 311 to report.” But where are the warnings to drivers and cyclists against their [&hellip
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