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Mothers give emotional testimony for a bill

February 2, 2000
By: Jessica Carter
State Capital Bureau

The House Transportation Committee heard emotional testimony for a bill that would get careless drivers off the road. Jessica Carter has the story from Jefferson City.

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Representative Vicky Hartzler propsed a bill that would punish careless and imprudent drivers with suspended or revoked licenses.

Mothers of car accident victims gave emotional testimonies about their children who were killed by carless drivers.

They said that sometimes drug abuse and drunken driving cannot be proven and this bill would ensure that justice would be served for victims of imprudent drivers.

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Contents: Mother says she asks us to protect our rights and those of others. She prays that we will never have to stand before such a committee and ask for justice.

The bill would be known as Stacey's bill. It is named after Stacey Cox, a teenager that was killed on Missouri roads by a careless driver. From the State Capitol, I'm Jessica Carter.