Paul Steely White, executive director of Transportation Alternatives (@TransAlt):
The NYPD is among the most sophisticated law enforcement operations in the country. It’s the sixth largest standing army in the world, it has officers stationed in scores of foreign nations and it can shoot down small aircraft. The question for us today is if its officers can do more to keep New Yorkers safe on our own streets and deter drivers from killing hundreds and injuring thousands of innocent people every year?
James Vacca, New York Councilmember:
More New Yorkers are killed every year by motor vehicles than are murdered by guns.