FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 23, 2011
STATEMENT OF MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG ON STATE SENATE PASSAGE OF BILL TO REQUIRE CROSSOVER MIRRORS ON LARGE TRUCKS TO ELIMINATE BLIND SPOTS
Bloomberg Administration has Championed the Bill Since 2004
"With the Senate's passage of this bill, a serious blind spot that existed in our traffic laws for far too long should now be eliminated. We've driven traffic deaths down to record lows, but we still see too many accidents that could be prevented with the installation of a simple, inexpensive mirror. We've pressed for this sensible solution for years, and with the Assembly's continued support, we expect it will become law quickly, making our streets safer than ever. Senators Golden and Lanza deserve a lot of credit for standing up for road safety, and I want to thank them for leading the way in the Senate. I also want to thank Majority Leader Skelos and all Senators who voted for the bill, as well Speaker Silver and Assemblywoman Millman for their continued commitment to protecting New Yorkers."
Stu Loeser/Marc La Vorgna (212) 788-2958
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