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DRIVING-MOVE OVER LAW
Ohio lawmakers OK bill requiring drivers to move over for construction, maintenance vehicles
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 6:02 PM EST
A bill passed by Ohio lawmakers would require drivers approaching construction and maintenance vehicles to slow down and shift lanes if possible, as they're already required to do when nearing emergency vehicles on the roadside.
The directors of the state Department of Transportation and the Ohio Turnpike say the measure would boost safety for roadway workers.
The Department of Transportation says motorists have had more than 600 collisions with its vehicles and equipment since 2008. In one case last April, a 27-year-old employee was killed.