De Blasio blames botched vendor talks for NYC failure to set up program that would have seized car of driver who killed baby

Add botched vendor contract negotiations to Mayor de Blasio’s list of excuses for not implementing a City Council law designed to impound cars owned by dangerous drivers such as one blamed for killing a 3-month-old baby girl last week in Brooklyn.

“There was certainly some issue with a private vendor we were dealing with,” de Blasio said of the delay during a news conference Thursday.

De Blasio was speaking of city Department of Transportation efforts last spring to hire a company to conduct driver safety courses that are required by the Dangerous Vehicle Abatement bill, which de Blasio signed in Feb. 2020.

Add botched vendor contract negotiations to Mayor de Blasio’s list of excuses for not implementing a City Council law designed to impound cars owned by dangerous drivers such as one blamed for killing a 3-month-old baby girl last week in Brooklyn .

“There was certainly some issue with a private […]

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