New Ohio Laws

Safety Share: New Ohio Laws
Several new laws take effect this month in Ohio.

Drivers who see a tow truck on the side of the road will have to move over or slow down, just as they do for stopped police or fire vehicles.
Semitrailer drivers can now drive 65 mph instead of 55 mph.
All Ohio drivers must turn on their headlights when they use windshield wipers in the rain.
The state is reducing speed traps by establishing transition zones when speed limits drop by 20 mph.
When it comes to violations, the tow truck law carries a fine of $300 (plus court fees) for a first offense. A second violation in a year carries a $500 fine.

The headlights rule will only involve warnings this year, but tickets may be issued beginning in 2010.

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