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  2/17/2013, Adar 7, 5773

Judge: Dangerous Drivers Can Lose Licenses Before Trial

Dangerous drivers may lose their licenses before trial in order to safeguard the public welfare, Jerusalem judge Avraham Tanenbaum has ruled. A driver whose offense was particularly dangerous and who has a history of traffic violations can lose his or her right to drive immediately, he said.

Tanenbaum stripped a driver of his license until trial in a case where the driver had been traveling at 175 kilometers per hour in a 90 kph zone, and had 23 previous traffic violations on his record.