Parson signs bill for emergency responders, utility workers

House Bill 499, also known as Lyndon's Law, authorizes the Missouri Department of Revenue to revoke the driver's license of anyone who hits a highway or utility worker in a work zone or emergency responder in an emergency zone.

House Bill 499, also known as Lyndon's Law, was signed by Gov. Mike Parson in an effort to encourage drivers to be cautious around road and utility workers as well as emergency responders.

This bill authorizes the Missouri Department of Revenue to revoke the driver's license of anyone who hits a highway or utility worker in a work zone or emergency responder in an emergency zone.

This bill was prompted by and named after Missouri Department of Transportation worker Lyndon Ebker, 30, who was struck and killed in a Franklin County work zone in 2016.

"On behalf of the MoDOT men and women who put their lives on the line everyday to design, build, operate and maintain Missouri roads and bridges, I'd like to thank the Missouri General Assembly for passing House Bill 499 and Gov. Parson for signing it into law," said Michael Pace, chair of the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission. "It's a fitting tribute to our fallen worker Lyndon Ebker, whose tragic death in the line of duty was the catalyst for this important change."

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