The Pennsylvania Hit and Run Laws Must Change Now

To the Honorable Governor Rendell, We are requesting your assistance in the epidemic issue of hit and runs in this state. The numbers have more than doubled and are not slowing by any means. The reason for the increase of this remorseless crime is the laws. Drivers involved are given very little if any jail time. This needs to stop. Longer sentences must be enforced or more innocent people will die. By passing the Marylee Law in which we have proposed and sent to you it would give drivers real jail time in fatal accidents. This would also mean probation for 5-10 years and loss of driving privledges indefinitely. Having these new safeguards could dramatically cut numbers of these incidents. As a mother of a child lost to this heartless crime I am pleading for you to consider this. No other family should have to endure the endless pain which has become the daily norm of life. These drivers will pay and will think twice about the crime in which they committed. We know you can change the laws for us. Victims and the grieving families have faith in you. Thank you for your support, Theresa Sautter (267)975-2879 (mother of Marylee Otto)

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