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Sanitation workers to be treated the same as construction workers in Wisconsin

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed a bill on Monday, July 15, that doubles penalties for traffic offenses near waste haulers in Watertown. The bill was passed unanimously by the Legislature earlier this year.

Four to eight garbage collection workers are killed by cars yearly while doing their job, data from the National Solid Wastes Management Association showed. Their detailed cataloging of these types of accidents started in a 2004 national safety awareness campaign after two Ohio garbage collectors were involved in separate incidences of road mishaps.

Most states have laws requiring motorists to slow down for parked police, fire, or emergency vehicles with flashing lights, and Wisconsin is joining those, such as Michigan and Ohio, that also have similar laws for garbage haulers.

Our attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. have a lot of experience handling car accidents claims, and may be able to help you if you were injured by a reckless driver in Kenosha. Call 800-242-2874 today to discuss pursuing compensation for your losses.

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