State Sen. Joe McDermott (D-34), says he will introduce legislation next Tuesday that would allow cities to make it a crime to kill or seriously injure someone while violating a traffic law. Currently, killing someone with your car is either a civil infraction (punishable by a traffic ticket) or, in rare cases, a felony; felony vehicular assault or homicide requires "reckless driving," intoxication, or reckless disregard, all of which are much harder to prove than that someone was, for example, barreling into a crosswalk without looking. "It gives municipalities a more reasonable option" than merely issuing a ticket or trying to prove felony assault, McDermott says.