|Posted:||May 4, 2015 03:33 PM|
|From:||Senator Robert M. Tomlinson|
|To:||All Senate members|
|Subject:||Accidents Involving Death or Injury While Not Properly Licensed|
|Please join me in sponsoring legislation to amend the Vehicle Code regarding drivers involved in serious accidents while under a license suspension.
Aside from a charge for driving with a suspended license, no additional penalty exists today for being involved in an accident without a license unless the suspended driver was found to have caused the accident. My legislation would include a penalty of up to two years imprisonment and $5,000 fine for an individual who is not properly licensed and is involved in an accident where seriously bodily injury and/or death occurs. The suspended driver should not have been operating a motor vehicle under any circumstances and should be held accountable for his or her actions.
Introduced as SB895