Bill Would Hold NYS Accountable For Pothole Damage To Cars On State Roads All Year Long

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A New York State senator proposed a bill this week that would make the state liable for pothole damages to vehicles all year long. Under current rules, the state can only be held liable for damages to a vehicle caused by potholes on the roadways from mid-May to mid-November.

Long Island Sen. Alexis Weik wants to make sure New Yorkers can be financially compensated, no matter the time of year. “My bill would erase that time and make the state responsible year-round for any damages that motorists sustain to their car,” she said.

New York State Assemblyman Doug Smith is supporting the bill and said the state should not worry about paying for damages to vehicles if roadways are properly maintained. WCBS 880



  1. What about damages, or worse, by the caught and released habitual offenders, and the violent animals who cannot afford bail, and are let go on the day after?
    Why isn’t the state responsible for acting so irresponsibly?


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