Ohio Extends 'Move Over Law' to Protect Highway Workers

The Ohio General Assembly passed a bill on Wednesday to protect crews working on the state’s roadways.

Senate Bill 137 updates Ohio’s “Move Over Law,” now requiring motorists to slow down and, if possible, move to an adjacent lane when approaching construction, maintenance and public utilities commission vehicles that are parked on the roadside with flashing, oscillating or rotating lights.

The law previously required motorists to slow down or move over only when approaching police and other emergency vehicles.

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