Monday, January 04, 2016

California's New Laws Series: Yellow Alerts

By Douglas V. Gibbs

You may notice new “yellow alerts” on freeway signs after a nearby hit-and-run has occurred (AB 8, Gatto): A “Yellow Alert” notification system will be established as of January 1, 2016, for specified hit-and-run incidents resulting in death or serious injury. As with AMBER, Silver, or Blue Alerts, the CHP will work with requesting law enforcement agencies to determine whether the hit-and-run meets the criteria for a Yellow Alert, including the use of the freeway Changeable Message Signs (CMS). Criteria established in the law include the availability of information about the hit-and-run suspect or the suspect’s vehicle, and whether disseminating the information will be helpful. (Info courtesy of the CHP)

But, don't read the signs, you may be ticketed for distracted driving.

The intention is good, but the law is an overkill.

And let's not forget, the road to Hell is paved with good intentions.

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