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18 Dec: Cunningham-Codey Bill To Provide Justice For Pedestrians Killed By Distracted Drivers Approved In Transportation Committee

TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senators Sandra Bolden Cunningham and Richard J. Codey that would increase the penalties for a motorist who causes death of a pedestrian by failing to yield at a crosswalk was released yesterday by the Senate Transportation Committee.

“There is a current deficiency in the law that allows those who break crosswalk laws and kill pedestrians to walk away virtually scot-free,” said Senator Cunningham, D-Hudson. “This legislation will help to correct that deficiency and to bring some form of justice to the victim’s family.”