New law increases punishment for serial reckless drivers
Gov. Kathy Hochul has signed a new law to protect New Yorkers from dangerous and reckless drivers.
Angelica’s Law makes it a felony to drive in New York state with five or more license suspensions.
The law is named after Angelica Nappi, 14, of Long Island. She was killed in a 2008 crash when a driver ran a red light after his license was suspended seven times. That driver was charged with a misdemeanor.
Public safety is Hochul’s top priority, she said.