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Move over law may soon include garbage trucks

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Lawmakers feel the same precautions should be taken for garbage trucks. Lawmakers feel the same precautions should be taken for garbage trucks.
FLORENCE, AL (WAFF) -

Alabama drivers may soon have to move over for garbage trucks, which is already a law for police cars and ambulances.

The addition to the law is on the table for state lawmakers.

Right now, the law requires drivers to move over for emergency vehicles, along with wreckers and utility service vehicles.

Lawmakers feel the same precautions should be taken for garbage trucks.

The additions to Move Over Alabama are expected to be considered in the House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday.

Since lawmakers passed the original bill in 2006, they believe Alabama's roads have gotten safer.

Waste management officials say they are excited to see lawmakers take the initiative to help protect state employees.

"It's so dangerous in this day of distractive driving that you worry about them getting hit or being in an accident of some sort," said David Koonce with Florence Solid Waste Department. "This is a great thing for us. We hope it passes and certainly look forward to it passing."

A similar bill has already cleared a Senate committee.

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