- Associated Press - Sunday, January 15, 2017

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - State lawmakers are considering requiring drivers to move over when passing parked highway construction and utility vehicles.

Currently, drivers are required to either change lanes to move away from emergency vehicles on multi-lane highways or slow down to 20 mph or less than the speed limit on two-lane roads when passing them. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle (https://bit.ly/2jescyw ) reports that a bill backed by the House Transportation Committee Thursday would expand that requirement to drivers passing parked highway construction and utility vehicles as well as municipal and county trucks.

Wyoming Department of Transportation director Bill Panos says about a dozen WYDOT vehicles have been struck in the last year. It would cost between $140,000 and $175,000 to update existing highway signs with the new requirement but Panos says that’s a lot less than the cost of crashes.

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Information from: Wyoming Tribune Eagle, https://www.wyomingnews.com

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