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Pedestrians with Right of Way find new protection in New York City

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We applaud Mayer De Blasio who recently enacted his right of way law. This law will allow responding police officers to issue violations and even arrest motorists who crash into pedestrians in the crosswalk with the right of way. While previously a traffic violation, officers were hesitant to issue violations and certainly would not arrest a motorist absent extreme circumstances. This new law shows New Yorkers that the city is serious about protecting innocent pedestrians. We applaud this safety measure and are certain it will serve to reduce pedestrian injuries throughout NYC.

By: Andrew Levine

Andrew J. Levine is co-owner at Raphaelson & Levine Law Firm, P.C. in New York, NY. A graduate of Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University. For 15 years he has been widely trusted and respected as a formidable attorney but acknowledged as a reasonable and ethical collaborator who impresses clients, judges and jurors alike. Andrew has been featured in New York Magazine as one of New York’s “Top Personal Injury Litigators” and recognized by Super Lawyers as a “Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in New York.” View all posts by Andrew Levine

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