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Q:
What is Leandra's Law?

A:

Leandra's Law, also known as the Child Protection Passenger Act, is a driving law in New York State. The law was named after an 11 year old girl who died in a car accident in 1999 when she and seven other children were riding with her friends mother who was driving drunk. The mother who was directly the cause of the car accident and the death of Leandra Rosado now faces manslaughter charges.

Leandra's Law is a New York driving law that includes the following provisions:

  • Automatic felony against a drunk driver who is driving with a child 15 years old or younger in the car; and
  • Sets the blood alcohol content (BAC) at 0.08