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California’s Proposed “Yellow Alerts” Could Help to Bring Hit-and-Run Drivers to Justice

Hit-and-runs seem like an incurable plague of the roads as the number of occurrences is disturbingly high. The biggest problem with hit-and-run drivers is that they are notoriously difficult to bring to justice because of how hard it is to find the negligent driver. Reasons a driver may choose to flee the scene of an accident include standing warrants for their arrest and/or drug or alcohol use. California is in the process of passing a bill that will provide a new tool for finding suspected hit-and-run drivers called Yellow Alerts. Like Amber Alerts, the Yellow Alert would be a freeway alert notice sent out to the masses on freeway message boards. These alerts would contain whatever information was available including car or culprit descriptions. Big supporters of this new alert system include police forces and firemen, and motorcycle, bicycle and pedestrian advocates. However, the California Highway Patrol have officially stated…
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