Governor Engler Signs “Andy’s Law” to Protect Highway WorkersAbstract:
Under a law signed yesterday by Governor John Engler, Michigan became the first state in the nation to pass a specific measure creating stiffer penalties for motorists who injure or kill highway construction workers. Senate Bill 373, introduced by State Senator Bill Bullard (R-Highland), creates penalties of up to one year in prison for injury and up to 15 years in prison for killing a highway construction or maintenance worker. This bill is referred to as “Andy’s Law” by highway safety advocates in recognition of Andrew Lefko, a 19-year-old highway worker who was severely injured during work on the I-275 reconstruction project in 1999.
Publication Date: July 31, 2001
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Topics: Laws and Legislation; Worker Safety