The State of New York has many laws and regulations that apply to drivers on our roadways. Many of these laws address relatively minor issues, such as noise pollution, and the punishment for minor violations often comes in the form of fines.
Over the past year, both lawmakers and law enforcement officials here in New York have been debating the issue of whether our state's traffic and DUI laws need to be strengthened to punish particularly dangerous behavior such as reckless driving or wrong-way drunk driving.
Here in New York, there has been significant discussion over the last few weeks about the efficacy of our state's DUI laws. Much of this conversation has likely been spurred by the two-year anniversary of the horrific accident on the Taconic Parkway in which eight people were killed in a wrong-way collision, and a spate of other crashes involving wrong-way drivers.