A state court determined Friday that a Los Angeles Police Department policy that makes it easier for unlicensed drivers to keep their cars instead of having them impounded after police stops is lawful and can remain in place.
Police said the driver of the pickup is unlicensed. She is cooperating with authorities.
A Southland woman whose son was killed by an unlicensed driver is fighting for tougher laws to make the roads safer.
Authorities say three women have died since a car crash in South Los Angeles last week involving an unlicensed driver.