Tapella & Eberspacher Report New Law Protecting Roadside Responders now in Effect
The Missouri Penalties for Speeding or Passing While Emergency Responders are handling a Roadside Situation Have Increased
Law enforcement officers, firefighters, roadside workers and tow-truck operators are all at risk of being struck by a speeding vehicle while they attempt to remedy a situation that leaves them vulnerable. Senator Jay Wasson said of the debate over the bill, “The legislation will establish a safety zone around car wrecks and incidents on Missouri’s highways. The intent is to discourage imprudent behavior in these areas where emergency personnel are focused on an incident and not on passing traffic.”
First time offenders who speed or pass in the presence of a roadside emergency will be fined $250. Following the first offense, fines will range from $1,000 if no one is injured up to $10,000 if a worker is killed.
Tapella & Ebersacher Law Firm would like to remind Missouri drivers to stay aware when traversing our roads and highways and keep the emergency responders who are so dedicated to helping us alive and well.
If you were injured in an auto accident, call Tapella & Eberspacher Law Firm at (855) 522-5291 to find out how they can help fight for your rights.
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