A bill in the Missouri House would authorize higher fines for endangering highway workers.
It would also expand the definition of endangerment to include striking a vehicle, trailer, or other equipment owned by Mo-DOT, a contractor, or a subcontractor.
Mo-DOT director Patrick McKenna says working on Missouri’s roadways is very dangerous:
Currently, someone convicted of endangering a highway worker without injury can be fined no more than a thousand dollars, and no more than 5-thousand dollars if a highway worker is killed or injured.
The bill would remove those caps and allow for higher fines. A hearing has not yet been scheduled.