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Bill advances to stiffen penalties for careless drivers

Bill advances to stiffen penalties for careless drivers

SB 171 would make it possible for careless drivers to face penalties such as license suspension, fines and imprisonment. (Source: FOX 8 photo) SB 171 would make it possible for careless drivers to face penalties such as license suspension, fines and imprisonment. (Source: FOX 8 photo)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

A call to expand penalties for motorists who injure or kill cyclists, pedestrians and other non-motorists on the road advances in the state house.

SB 171 would make it possible for careless drivers to face penalties such as license suspension, fines and imprisonment.

Next, the bill goes to the full house.

According to our partners at Nola.com|The Times-Picayune,  Louisiana could become the 18th state to adopt such a law.

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