Today’s Headlines

  • Christine Quinn Takes a Position on NYPD Budget Cuts (WNYC, Post)
  • Former Detective Kevin Spellman on Trial for 2009 Killing of Bronx Pedestrian Drane Nikac (Post, News)
  • NYPD and the DMV Are Attaching Drivers License Points to Cycling Tickets (Gothamist)
  • Uptown 6 Riders Can Now Switch Trains at Bleecker Street (NYT)
  • Traffic Congestion Is Stifling City Bus Ridership (DNA)
  • Four Months After Spike, NYPD Transit Bureau Says Subway Felonies Are Down (Post, News)
  • Two MTA Bus Drivers Were Assaulted in Brooklyn Yesterday (Post)
  • Silver, Chin and Squadron Say LES Greyhound Stop Will Pose Traffic Danger (DNA)
  • Truckers Keep Crashing Into Overpasses, and Chuck Schumer Wants GPS Legislation (WSJ)
  • Ben Kabak Questions the Relevancy of “If You See Something, Say Something”
  • Justice Is Swift When the Hit-and-Run Victim Is a Bike Cop: Streetsblog SF
  • Can You Top Cap’n Transit’s Entry in the Cuomo Caption Contest?

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • Anonymous

    Not apropos of any of today’s headlines, in doing my daily search for motor vehicles crashing onto the sidewalk in NYC, I came across an incident from my home town of Ridgewood, NJ.  A drunk guy smashed into a utility pole, tried to leave, then smashed into another.  Check out all the citations he got hit with:  “Among the citations issued to Melt-Campos were DWI in a school zone, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to report an accident, unsafe lane change, speeding over a sidewalk, failure to keep right and careless driving.”
    I wonder how he would have fared in NYC. 

  • Station45025

    I’ve been curious about the license points thing for a while, I guess the question is answered. I guess I’m better off driving my car over humans than rolling through a light at night in the empty streets of industrial Brooklyn, from an insurance perspective. Good luck fighting any ticket when cops will lie in court and their testimony is considered true by definition.

  • Randal

    Uh, what happens if the cyclist doesn’t have a license (because no car) ?

  • @ Randel  I am also wondering what happens if the cyclist doesn’t have a driver’s license. I don’t have one. 

  • Anonymous

    If you don’t have a driver license then I don’t think the DMV will have a record on you and couldn’t add points even if they wanted. Anyway, if you don’t have a license then you probably don’t have car insurance either, so the points wouldn’t have any effect even if they existed (of course, if these hypothetical points existed and you later got a license, it might matter then).

    But if you don’t have license it’s still a good idea to carry some ID, because if you are stopped by a cop and don’t have one you may have a tremendous waste of time ahead of you as they take you to the station until they are satisfied that they know who you are.

  • krstrois

    It will depress the hell out of me if NYC’s first female mayor is Christine Quinn. She’s not a very courageous leader.