Paws for thought

A Haifa driver who swerved to avoid a cat that was crossing the road and ended up hitting a safety rail has had his license suspended for 30 days.

By MIRIAM BULWAR DAVID-HAY (TRANSLATED)
April 13, 2008 12:40

A Haifa driver who swerved to avoid a cat that was crossing the road and ended up hitting a safety rail has had his license suspended for 30 days, reports Yediot Haifa. The man's license was initially suspended for 60 days, but he appealed to the Haifa Magistrates' Court, saying the accident had been caused by the passing cat. The prosecutor argued that the punishment should be upheld and said the driver simply should have hit the animal and not swerved from his lane. A judge decided that because the accident had resulted in "moderate consequences only," he would partially uphold the appeal and reduce the suspension to 30 days.


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