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New law protects garbage collectors

Friday, August 30, 2019 by Tai Moses

A new state law that goes into effect Sunday, Sept. 1, requires motorists to move over and slow down for garbage, recycling and other solid waste collection trucks. Being struck by a moving vehicle is a leading cause of death for waste collection employees, and the new law, called Slow Down to Get Around, is intended to protect them while on the job. Motorists are required to slow down, change lanes if possible, and use caution around solid waste trucks when their safety lights are flashing.

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