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  Sivan 7, 5772 , 28/05/12

C'tee to Discuss Comptrollers Report on Vehicle Testing

The Knesset's State Control Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing, Monday morning, on the state comptroller's report on vehicle testing facilities and garages. The hearing follows a recent accident that took the lives of eight members of a northern Israeli family when the brakes on their vehicle failed. The surviving seven-year-old girl took her first steps away from a wheelchair over the weekend, according to Yisrael Hayom.

Committee Chairman Uri Ariel said that the accident, "showed, again, the serious problem of testing institutions that are not properly supervised. Because of current practices, there is no small amount of dangerous vehicles that return to the road and endanger many lives. The comptroller checked and found that there are serious failures and I intend to demand answers of all concerned how they have acted since the report and how to further improve the situation. If it will save at least one life, it will be enough."

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