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New Bill Toughens Penalties For MO Drivers Who Hit Someone In A Work or Emergency Zone

MODOT

A new Missouri law authorizes the Missouri Department of Revenue to revoke the driver’s license of anyone who hits a highway or utility worker in a work zone or an emergency responder in an emergency zone.

House Bill 499, known as “Lyndon’s Law,” was signed by Governor Mike Parson Tuesday.  It's named for Lyndon Ebker, who was a 30-year employee of the Missouri Department of Transportation when he was struck and killed in a Franklin County work zone in 2016.

Parson said this legislative proposal was a priority for MODOT and the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission.

Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.