Protecting Road Workers: Michigan Leads the WayAuthor/Presenter: Stidger, Ruth W.
Michigan’s Governor John Engler signed the law that protects highway workers. The law is the first in the nation that creates tougher penalties for motorists who injure or kill highway construction workers. This legislation is called Andy’s Law, recognizing Andrew Lefko, a 19-year-old highway worker who was severely injured by a motorist during work on an I-275 reconstruction project two years ago. The law takes effect on October 1st and becomes Michigan’s Public Act 103 of 2001.
Publication Date: October 2001
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Topics: Laws and Legislation