STOP Act to prevent violent vehicle attacks

Posted at 11:10 PM, Nov 01, 2017

New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced on Wednesday her introduction of the STOP Act which looks to fund local governments to buy more traffic barriers that would protect pedestrians. 

The fund would be a new grant program in the Department of Transportation that would aim to install traffic barriers which include bollards, jersey barriers and planters. 

After the terrorist attack involving a vehicle in New York, Gillibrand sent out a release stating "This bill will provide local governments with more funding to be better prepared to prevent acts of terror on pedestrians and bicyclists like the New York City attack and others around the world."

The bill would authorize $50 million annually to be spent in the program over the next ten years.