Hit-and-runs are down in California, according to a new study published by Stanford University.
As reported in the LA Times, the study points to a decrease in California hit-and-runs because of the 2015 law granting driver licenses to undocumented immigrants.
The process of educating drivers, making them take driving tests, and obtaining liability insurance, all are factors leading to less hit-and-runs and safer roads.
Approximately 850,000 additional drivers on California roads have gone through the process and are now insured as a result of the 2015 law.
The increase means $17 million could be transferred to insurance companies for drivers responsible for crashes, instead of payouts coming from hit-and-run victims’ uninsured motorist protection.
According to Los Angeles Police Department Captain Andrew Neiman, Los Angeles hit-and-runs increased in 2014-2016. Numbers are down for the first few months of 2017.
As a Los Angeles accident lawyer, I recommend all my clients carry uninsured motorist coverage. It protects a driver in the event of a Los Angeles hit-and-run.
If you have questions on what to do in the event of a Los Angeles hit-and-run, here’s a post I published not too long ago.
For questions about your Los Angeles or Orange County hit-and-run case, the Rabbi Lawyer is ready to assist, 24/6!