City takes action against reckless driving with new legislation
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.