The Transportation Ministry must check the effectiveness of auto
inspections, Knesset Economics Subcommittee to Fight Road Accidents
chairman Hamed Amer (Yisrael Beytenu) said on Tuesday, following the
accident near Tiberias, in which a family of eight was killed.
"We don't want an entire family to die just because their car was not
properly inspected," Amer said at a meeting on road safety.
Amer instructed the Transportation Ministry's chief scientist Dr. Amir
Ziv-Av to investigate why the car's brakes failed, only three months
after they passed inspection.
Ziv-Av gave an overview of possible inexpensive short-term improvements
to road safety, such as lowering speed limits within cities to 20-30
km/h, clearly marking crosswalks and trimming plants that block road
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