NY lawmakers propose speed-limiting device installation for repeat reckless drivers
A state crackdown on speeders and reckless drivers could be coming soon, forcing drivers with six or more violations to install a speed limiting device in their vehicles.
Those two lawmakers, state Sen. Andrew Gounardes and Assemblywoman Emily Gallagher are comparing it to the interlock devices that those who get caught driving under the influence are forced to install in their cars.
The bill would give all drivers with six or more violations a court order to install a device that prevents their car from going over 5 mph over the speed limit. The rule would also apply to drivers who get 11 or more points on their licenses for speeding within an 18-month period, and would stay in the car for one year.
Gallagher and Gounardes were joined by traffic safety advocates at the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Clinton Street on Tuesday to raise awareness of the bill, where 31-year-old Katherine Harris was killed by a speeding car in April 2022.