Brooklyn, NY: Street safety advocates push for changes in driver’s licenses

Slapping speeding drivers with summonses isn’t enough to make city streets better, according go pedestrian safety advocates who are calling for a complete overhaul in the system by which people obtain and keep driver’s licenses in New York State.

The topic came up at a street safety round table discussion organized by state Sen. Andrew Gounardes at Community Board 10’s office in Bay Ridge on April 4.

Members of the Southern Brooklyn Pedestrian Safety Task Force, a group organized by Gounardes, sat down with Gounardes and state Sen. Tim Kennedy, chairperson of the Senate’s Transportation Committee, to talk about the dangers of local streets and what could be done to counter them.