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


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.