Arizona lawmakers cannot limit how much money errant drivers have to pay relatives of the people they kill or injure, the Arizona Court of Appeals has ruled.

The judges voided a law first enacted in 2006 that requires those who are convicted of a traffic offense causing serious physical injury or death to pay restitution, but limited the payment to no more than $10,000.

That limit runs afoul of the Victims’ Bill of Rights, a 1990 voter-approved amendment to the Arizona Constitution, said Judge Lawrence Winthrop, writing for the unanimous three-judge panel.

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