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Ohio Bill Aims to Educate People on Dangers of Driving on Flooded Roadways

COLUMBUS (Lu Ann Stoia) -- Ohio lawmakers are one step closer to passing a bill that would fine people $2,000 for driving through flood waters after they have been barricaded or posted with signs. 

The house Transportation Committee passed Senate Bill 106 Tuesday. It will now go to the full House to be voted on.

Michelle Fitzgibbon, Executive Director of the Emergency Management Association said SB 106 will be named after a Lorain County firefighter Allen Anderson who was killed while trying to rescue teenagers who were swept away when driving through flood waters. 

Fitzgibbon said "hopefully we can educate people about the dangers of doing this." 
 
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