At Friday’s hearing on pedestrian and bicycle safety enforcement. Nancy Szemraj explained how her daughter was hit last June, while crossing Connecticut Avenue at Macomb Street, by a driver running a red light, and suffered long-term physical and emotional scars.

The only penalty for running a red light and hitting a person is a small fine, and the DMV told Szemraj that they don’t even pursue out-of-state drivers if they don’t pay such tickets.