Sign the petition to send the following message to the NY State Assembly.
Dear Legislators currently serving on the Transportation and Codes Committees of the New York State Legislature:
When negligent drivers suddenly turned left into their paths, the lives of motorcycle riders David “Creto” Sherry and Kade O’Brien were tragically and needlessly lost.
Their families have suffered the consequences of these avoidable accidents every day since, and will continue to suffer for the rest of their lives. The consequences for the drivers? A small fine plus a court surcharge—about the same amount as a ticket for a moving violation.
Creto-Kade’s Law previously passed the NYS Senate, but the Assembly never took up the bill to pass it into law. If it had become law, it would have held similarly negligent New York State drivers responsible for a misdemeanor, which would be punishable with a minimum fine of $300, up to 30 days of jail time, and the required completion of a motor vehicle accident prevention course.
Now, with S6202 (which has already passed in the NYS Senate) and A7032 (which is currently in the Transportation Committee at the NYS Assembly), we have the chance to provide even more legal protection to the most vulnerable users of the road, including motorcyclists, bicyclists, pedestrians, and domestic animals—ALL of which have been so dramatically and adversely affected by negligent drivers since the start of the pandemic. These bills would also require people applying for a NYS driver’s license to answer test questions about topics such as road rage, work zone safety, school bus safety, and one or more questions concerning motorcycle safety.
So we are urging you, as our elected officials, to recognize that at the end of the day, ALL vulnerable users of the roads should be able to make it safely home to their families. Let’s make our roads safer for everyone by raising the stakes for negligent drivers.
Together, let’s demand that ALL drivers #LookBeforeYouLeft. Please pass S6202 and A7032, and make them a part of New York State law. #CretoKadesLaw.