The Brian Lehrer Show

Newsmakers meet New Yorkers as host Brian Lehrer and his guests take on the issues dominating conversation in New York and around the world. This daily program from WNYC Studios cuts through the usual talk radio punditry and brings a smart, humane approach to the day's events and what matters most in local and national politics, our own communities and our lives. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, On the Media, Snap Judgment, Death, Sex & Money, Nancy, Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin and many others. © WNYC Studios

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Reckless Drivers Are Still on the Road


Last weekend a 3-month-old infant was killed in a crash in Brooklyn caused by a reckless driver with dozens of speeding tickets to his name. Stephen Nessen, transportation reporter for WNYC/Gothamist, explains why some say The Reckless Drivers Accountability Act -- a law passed in 2020, but not actually put into effect yet -- might have gotten this driver off the road sooner, and what's behind the delay.


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 2021-09-16  17m