A bill to encourage drivers to slow down in highway construction zones across South Carolina would increase penalties and state troopers’ presence.
Elizabeth Ward of Georgetown told a Senate panel the driver who killed her 22-year-old son last August in Williamsburg County received just two tickets totaling $300. She said Kenneth Long Jr. died in his third week as a flag operator.
Sen. Greg Hembree told Long’s family the bill will be considered “Peanut’s law,” after Long’s nickname.
The measure would create the crime of endangering a highway worker by speeding or ignoring traffic signs. Half of the increased fines would go to fund troopers at work zones.
The subcommittee postponed a vote.
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