COLUMBUS — The Ohio House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill Wednesday requiring drivers to watch, listen and stop for on-track equipment at railroad crossings.
“I’m very pleased the Ohio House took an important step forward in addressing what is truly a public safety issue,” state Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan, D-Youngstown, said in a news release. “By mandating a driver’s responsibility for other on-track equipment at a railroad crossing, our state joins 29 others in recognizing these potential dangers to drivers.”
HB 226 is a bipartisan effort that received unanimous support in the House Transportation and Public Safety Committee on Tuesday. It now moves to the Ohio Senate for consideration.