Adams calls for street safety improvements after death of infant, but scuffles with activists on immediacy

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Borough President Eric Adams, the Democratic nominee for mayor, called for street safety improvements on Monday at the site of a deadly car crash where a driver killed a 3-month-old baby, Apolline Mong-Guillemin, and critically injured her mother — though, not without clashing with activists over the urgency.

Adams stood at the site of the crash — the intersection of Gates and Vanderbilt avenues in Clinton Hill — to call for various street safety measures intended to prevent similar tragedies. That includes, for instance, funding and enforcement of legislation that would allow the city to impound vehicles with a high number of speed or red light camera violations, unless the driver takes a motorist safety course. Adams also expressed interest in lifetime license suspension for repeat reckless driving.

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