Vance to Speak at Traffic Justice Symposium

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Next Tuesday’s legal symposium on vehicular homicide, presented by Transportation Alternatives, the Tri-State Transportation Campaign and the Benjamin N. Cardozo
School of Law, will feature a prominent special guest: presumptive Manhattan DA-elect Cy Vance.

Vance will deliver opening remarks at the symposium, set to convene at 9 a.m. at the Cardozo School, 55 Fifth Ave. in Manhattan.

"I am pleased to be invited to next week’s event," Vance said in a statement to Streetsblog. "This seminar will
address very important public safety issues facing Manhattan and our
entire city."

The presence of the candidate who in all likelihood will be Manhattan’s next top prosecutor (Vance, a Democrat, faces no Republican opposition in the November 3 general election) again gives safe streets advocates reason to believe that long-awaited progress in the fight for traffic justice is at hand.

"Mr. Vance’s actions continue to indicate that, if elected, his office will give vehicular crimes the attention they deserve," said TA’s Peter Goldwasser.

The October 27 symposium is free and open to the public. Further details are on the TSTC web site.

  • What a coup! Kudos to Peter and others who have helped organize this unprecedented event. All the more reason for traffic justice advocates to attend!

  • Dear Mr. Vance:
    If you get Manhattan and the NYC area to start seeing traffic crime as crime, and in so doing contribute to a noticeable reduction in deaths and injuries, they’ll name high schools after you one day. So keep it on your agenda, will ya?

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