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Lancman backs law to protect construction workers on the road

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A new law requires motorists who drive past construction crews to move over a lane and allow them room to work.

The previous law only required motorists to move over for law enforcement or emergency vehicles, according to state Assemblyman Rory Lancman (D-Fresh Meadows), who said the expended scope of the “Move Over” law could help cut back on roadside injuries and death. Between 2003 and 2010, 1,000 workers have died in roadside accidents.

“Anyone whose job requires them to be exposed on the side of a highway deserves the potentially life-saving consideration that this law provides,” Lancman said at a Friday news conference.

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