Officials said Yellow Alerts will soon be sent out to residents in California as part of a statewide effort to find hit-and-run drivers.
The California governor, Gavin Newsom, recently signed a bill into law that would provide law enforcement with a tool to assist in locating drivers who flee the scene of an accident.
At the request of law enforcement agencies, the California Highway Patrol will issue a “Yellow Alert” beginning in January when drivers leave the scene of a fatal crash.
Freeway signs in certain areas will show information about the suspect or the suspect’s car, using technology that is similar to that used in the Amber and Silver Alert systems. This information may include the license plate number or the make and model of the vehicle.
Assemblyman Jim Patterson was the one who first proposed the bill.