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The Deadly Driving Bill (S.3135/A.174) finally allows police to arrest obviously impaired drugged drivers regardless of whether the impairing substance is named or on a list. The type of alcohol doesn't have to be named for drunk driving arrests. They can be based on observations without a test. The same should be true for drugged driving.

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This broad coalition of traffic safety advocates, criminal justice professionals, businesses and organizations was formed to urge passage of a law to close the dangerous loopholes in drugged driving.

50 MEMBERS and GROWING:


Newest Members of the Coalition since the 40 members listed in the June 2023 Letter:

The District Attorneys Association of the State of NY (DAASNY)

The Association of Transportation Safety Information Professionals (ATSIP)

New York Bicycling Coalition (NYBC)

Thomas’ Hope Foundation

New York Coalition for Transportation Safety (NYCTS)

Lt. Joseph Petrosino Association in America

Glens Falls Police Department

Saranac Lake Police Department

Long Beach AWARE

NYS Public Health Association (NYSPHA)

New York Chapter of the American College of Physicians (NYACP)

Mission Statement

Drugged drivers threaten the lives of random and innocent roadway users every day throughout New York State.


This site is intended to educate, inform and raise awareness of the issues surrounding drugged driving in New York State.


New York's drugged driving laws are full of loopholes. Drugged drivers are frequently not being identified until after they have crashed – after they have hurt or killed someone. New York's laws do not work well to stop drugged drivers before they crash - that leaves deadly drivers free to endanger everyone.

The current laws are ineffective.


The MISSION is to bring CHANGE to SAVE LIVES

RALLIES

For

Change

RALLIES

For

Change

THANK YOU

TO EVERYONE WHO CAME TO ALBANY ON JANUARY 9, 2024 TO REPRESENT ALL VICTIMS AND THEIR FAMILIES.



First Rally

January 9, 2024

LOB Well, Albany

First Rally

January 9, 2024

LOB Well, Albany

RALLY

(The graphic on the next page can be downloaded and printed onto an “iron-On Transfer” sheet that can then be ironed onto a red T-shirt, if you wish).

INFORMATION, STATISTICS & VIDEO CLIPS

INFORMATION, STATISTICS & VIDEO CLIPS

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SEND AN AUTOMATED LETTER OF SUPPORT:

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BILL INFORMATION:

BILL INFORMATION:

The Deadly Driving Bill does NOT expand law enforcement‘s ability to stop cars

The Deadly Driving Bill does NOT create a new crime - It makes the existing law workable for the first time

The Deadly Driving Bill does NOT impact cannabis legalization.

(It was illegal to drive while impaired by cannabis before. It still is. Alcohol DWI laws did not reinstate prohibition. Alcohol DWI can be charged on observations without a test. Drugged driving should be the same).

The Deadly Driving Bill does NOT

use the presence of a drug alone.

It requires “actual impairment”.#

STATEMENTS OF

VICTIMS:

DATA:

DATA:

(Data from the Institute for Traffic Safety Management and Research [ITSMR] Unless stated otherwise)

NEWS REPORTS:

NEWS REPORTS:

DOCUMENTS:

DOCUMENTS:

PETITION:

Victim statement of Jawana Richardson. Her husband, Sherman, was killed by a drunk and drugged driver.

Victim statement of Henry Rivera. His son, Henry Alexander Rivera and his son’s friend, Pedro Hernandez were killed by a drugged driver.

Report on how overseas labs adjust chemistry of impairing substances to keep them “legal”, Why a “list” can never keep up

Report on the use of K-2 Spice that shows the effects of the drug. If one of these users was driving , the driver could not be arrested for drugged driving unless the exact version of K-2 ingested is on the PHL list.