Knesset passes law for harsher hit-and-run sentences

By JPOST.COM STAFF
November 7, 2011 22:28

 
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The Knesset on Monday passed into law a bill calling for more severe punishments for those convicted of hit-and-run accidents.

The legislation, introduced by Kadima MK Ze'ev Bielski and Israel Beiteinu MK Moshe Matalon, will increase the maximum punishment for a hit-and-run offense from seven to 14 years in prison.

As part of the new law, a passenger in a car involved in a hit-and-run incident that does not report the crime will receive half of the sentence received by the offending driver.

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