NY Lawmaker Wants Trucks And SUVs Rated For Killing Pedestrians

New York State Senator Andrew Gounardes introduced a bill that would create a pedestrian safety rating system for motor vehicles which would rate new cars using a 5-star system similar to the one used by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. These ratings would need to be displayed on cars at dealerships as a sort of warning label for vehicles more likely to mangle humans. New York is especially interested in pedestrian and cyclist safety; in 2019, 25 out of 29 New York City cyclist fatalities were riders hit by large vehicles, according to Bloomberg.