In 2011 I sponsored legislation to enhance the penalty for folks who killed someone when making a left hand turn. Our initial proposal was to increase the fine from $90 to $500 and suspend a drivers license for 30 days. Our proposal failed at committee.
With the recent sentencing of the driver involved in Ken Cox's death, Channel 4 picked up on the story. They came to my Ogden office today to interview Kody Cox, ABATE, and myself. Here is their report:
A special thanks to Kody and ABATE for bringing this issue to the media's attention. More driver awareness will help improve safety. I will be drafting legislation to see if we can discuss this issue again at the Capitol during the next legislative session.