New York – NYC Moves To Strengthen Hit-run Penalties


    FILE - New York Fire Department officers watch as New York Police Department (NYPD) officers work to right a truck that had flipped on its side in an accident in New York April 26, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson New York – New York City is moving to strengthen penalties for drivers who leave the scene of an accident.

    The City Council voted Wednesday to increase civil penalties for hit-and-runs.

    Under the legislation, a fatal hit-run accident would trigger a penalty of up to $15,000. The bill also creates a new set of penalties for repeat offenders.

    In a related move, the council has approved legislation requiring police to compile more data on hit-run crashes.

    Follow VosIzNeias For Breaking News Updates is here to help you manage your home without the stress. Go to for recipes, menu planners, kids' activities, and more.



    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here