There’s good news coming for California drivers.
On Monday, Governor Jerry Brown signed a law that will require new cars to carry temporary license plates from the moment they leave the lot. The new law will take effect in 2019.
The law is intended to assist law enforcement with identifying cars on the road. It can take weeks for a new car to receive a permanent license plate, and in the interim, it can be difficult for police to identify them.
The law should have an added benefit: helping police and the public identify cars involved in hit-and-runs.
Hit-and-runs are a serious problem in Los Angeles. According to the Los Angeles Police Department, there are over 20,000 hit-and-run cases each year in the City. Most of them are never solved.
I’ve discussed in the past what you can do if you’re the victim of a hit-and-run in Los Angeles.
It’s also important for drivers to maintain sufficient uninsured motorist coverage to protect against a Los Angeles hit-and-run driver.
Stay safe out there, and for questions about your Los Angeles hit-and-run or car accident case, the Rabbi Lawyer is ready to assist, 24/6!