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New York - NYC Moves To Strengthen Hit-run Penalties

Published on: December 17, 2015 07:30 PM
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FILE - New York Fire Department officers watch as New York Police Department (NYPD) officers work to right a truck that had flipped on its side in an accident in New York April 26, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson FILE - New York Fire Department officers watch as New York Police Department (NYPD) officers work to right a truck that had flipped on its side in an accident in New York April 26, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

New York - New York City is moving to strengthen penalties for drivers who leave the scene of an accident.

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The City Council voted Wednesday to increase civil penalties for hit-and-runs.

Under the legislation, a fatal hit-run accident would trigger a penalty of up to $15,000. The bill also creates a new set of penalties for repeat offenders.

In a related move, the council has approved legislation requiring police to compile more data on hit-run crashes.



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 Dec 18, 2015 at 09:20 PM Anonymous Says:

So I hit someone. I decide to run away - a criminal act. But then I think "I'd better not - they might fine me."

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