12th Annual STOP For Nikhil
The 12th Annual STOP For Nikhil was held on Sunday, September 18, 2022. Over 740 people participated in the race to end traffic deaths and serious injuries on our roadways and raised around $50,000.
The event kicked off with a 5K Bike ride. Some bikers had noodles on their bike to demonstrate the NJ Safe Passing Law which went into effect on March 1, 2022. Nikhil’s scout troop, Troop 6, led the pledge of allegiance followed by the National Anthem sung by Delia Karvits, senior from West Orange High School. Mayor Robert Parisi delivered Remarks and the Traffic safety Youth Advisory Board led the participants on the STOP For NIkhil pledge, at the core of Nikhil’s Law. The event included a 5K Run, 3k Walk and Kids Fun Run. Bollywood and Zumba warm ups were a big hit as well as raffle, food, and STOP For Nikhil temporary tattoos.
The Annual Nikhil Badlani Inspiration award was presented to Laura and Richard Fredricks for their courage, determined spirit and commitment to the lives and safety of others. Fredricks lost their daughter, Emily while she was biking to work and the driver of a Sanitation truck hit her.
The Nikhil Badlani Foundation called for the legislators to support bill S2885/A4296 introduced by Senator Diegnan and Assemblyman Karabinchak that would establish a Vision Zero Task Force to study, examine, and review all aspects of traffic safety with a particular focus on access, equity, and mobility for all road users using the safe system approach. Click on “VIDEO” below to watch the recap of the event.