The House passed the updated “Move Over Law” on Wednesday, sending it to the governor for consideration. It would apply when motorists approach construction, maintenance and public utilities commission vehicles parked on the side of the road with their alert lights turned on.
The directors of the state Department of Transportation and the Ohio Turnpike said the measure would boost safety for roadway workers.
The Department of Transportation said 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.