We've all been there: You're riding your bike, walking on the street, or simply driving and out of nowhere some South Florida speed demon almost runs you down in his or her car.
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According to unfortunate statistics from the state, it's more likely now than ever that the offending driver will take off after an accident. In 2012, there were 70,000 hit-and-run accidents. The kicker: There's little incentive in the law for the people responsible to stick around, especially when they've killed or seriously injured someone.
This week, both houses of the Florida Legislature passed a bill that will change all that.More »