Manhattan Councilmember Wants Trucks To Be Equipped With-Life Saving Sensors

Massive trucks must be equipped with life-saving sensors so that the drivers inside them can’t claim they didn’t see someone before fatally running over them, Manhattan Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez demanded on Tuesday after emerging from a closed-door meeting with trucking industry honchos.

The round-table was convened to discuss how to reform the trucking industry, whose drivers have contributed to a large portion of city road deaths last year — and it came a week after a child and an elderly woman were killed by truck drivers in separate incidents hours apart. The senior, Judith Wieder, was run over by the truck driver even though she was standing directly in front of the truck.