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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2015 - 2016 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

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