Lack of Action

Cooper’s mom, Dana Lerner, speaks out about lack of action in traffic ticket writing after the murders of NYPD detectives Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos and how it directly effects pedestrian safety on our streets. Read it at DNAinfo, by Emily Frost. Open article by clicking here

Advocating for reform for Manhattan’s Deadly Traffic Problem

Vehicular Violence discussed at The Ethical Culture School On January 21, 2015, a panel discussion, sponsored by Straus Media and the Society for Ethical Culture, took place and featured Cooper’s mom Dana Lerner, city Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg, City Council member Helen Rosenthal and former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson, herself the survivor of a…

No Comfort that Cabbie is Charged with only a Traffic Infraction

News outlets covered the DA’s announcement that the cabbie who killed Cooper Stock was charged on Oct. 7 with failure to exercise due care and is facing a maximum of 15 days in jail and a $750 fine if found guilty of the traffic infraction. Dana Lerner, Cooper’s mother, and street-safety advocates were outraged Friday the cabbie was only hit with a violation.…

What 8 Pedestrian and Cycling Deaths Reveal About the Dangers of Crossing the Street in New York

  Robert Kolker of NY Magazine wrote about this event that took place on Saturday, October 18, 2014 where volunteers with the direct-action group Right of Way joined forces with Families for Safe Streets, a group of relatives of crash victims that formed last year, to install stenciled street memorials for their lost loved ones in eight locations in three boroughs. Read…

The Atlantic’s CITYLAB Picks Up On NY Times Op-Ed Piece

The Outrageous, Unjust Rule That Lets New York Drivers Who Hit Pedestrians Off the Hook by Eric Jaffee The Atlantic Monthly has a website called CityLab that “informs and inspires the people who are creating the cities of the future – and those who want to live there.” On October 1, 2014, one day after Dana…