Knesset C'tee demands investigation of road accident

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May 22, 2012 18:45

 
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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 signs.

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