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Hit and Runs Need to Stop

Assemblyman Mike Gatto Trying to Put an End to Hit and Run Crimes

Mike Gatto Yellow Alert hit and run

Did you know there are 20,000 hit and run cases in Los Angeles each year?  This issue hits home with us in North Hollywood. Our neighborhood experienced a hit and run that proved fatal right in the heart of the NoHo Arts District. Recently, a 17-year-old pedestrian was killed and his brother was injured in a hit-and-run accident in North Hollywood that appears to have happened during a street race. If you feel this is unacceptable, get involved and read more about the proposed legislation to help deter hit and runs.

State Assemblyman Mike Gatto authored A.B. 1532 that will suspend the drivers licenses of those who participate in a hit-and-run. He also proposed AB 47 which is an Amber Alert-like system that’s aim is to catch these hit and run criminals. The bills must be passed in the State Senate and approved by the Governor. Then the hit-and-run alerts could begin in January 2015. Check out the L.A. Times article and video for more information.

For more information on the bills, visit Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s official site.

Here’s more on the Hit and Run Alerts

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lisa BIANCONI

Author: lisa BIANCONI

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