SEVERE WX : Excessive Heat Warning View Alerts

Lyndon's Law aims to make roads safer for utility workers

The law, which was praised by the transportation department, increases the penalties for people who drive recklessly in work zones.

Posted: Jul 10, 2019 11:17 PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo) Governor Mike Parson signed legislation Wednesday morning known as Lyndon's Law. 

It's named after Lyndon Ebker, a MoDOT employee who was hit and killed in a work zone near St. Louis. 

The law, which was praised by the transportation department, increases the penalties for people who drive recklessly in work zones.

With the new law in effect, hitting a utility worker or an emergency responder will result in the revocation of the driver's license.

MoDOT and the governor said that this law will force drivers to be more careful behind the wheel.

"The number of people that drive by in those work zones that are not really paying attention is very disturbing," Marty Liles, MoDOT said.  "We want our employees and anybody that's out there working on the highways to go home safe to their family and friends."

Article Comments

Saint Joseph
Clear
91° wxIcon
Hi: 96° Lo: 79°
Feels Like: 104°
Maryville
Clear
90° wxIcon
Hi: 95° Lo: 77°
Feels Like: 90°
Savannah
Clear
91° wxIcon
Hi: 96° Lo: 78°
Feels Like: 104°
Cameron
Clear
88° wxIcon
Hi: 97° Lo: 78°
Feels Like: 99°
Fairfax
Clear
93° wxIcon
Hi: 96° Lo: 77°
Feels Like: 105°
Temperatures should be back down in the 80s by early next week with a chance of rain Sunday as a strong cold front pushes through. This will help bring less humid air and relief from the heat into the region. Mostly sunny skies and near average temperatures are expected through next week.
KQTV Radar
KQTV Temperatures
KQTV Alerts

Community Events