City takes action against reckless driving with new legislation

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The city is taking the initiative to deter reckless driving with new legislation aimed at holding drivers accountable.

Under the Dangerous Vehicle Abatement Program, a driver who gets five red light camera violations in a year would be required to take a driving course, or risk losing their car.

The City Council passed the legislation on Tuesday. It was motivated by a deadly crash that happened in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn in March of 2018. Councilman Brad Lander sponsored the bill.

Owners who get 15-speed camera violations in a year are also subject to having their vehicle impounded if they don't complete a three-year Department of Transportation safe driving course.

City Hall says the pilot program is set to go into effect this fall.

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