Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe took part today in a ceremonial signing of House Bill 1649 that enhances safety for workers in the waste and recycling industry. This event kicks off public education efforts from the Virginia Waste Industries Association (VWIA,) a chapter of the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA,) as they urge motorists to become familiar with and obey this new law that went into effect on July 1. House bill 1649, also known as “Slow Down to Get Around” requires drivers to change lanes if possible or slow down to at least ten (10) miles per hour below the posted speed limit and pass at least two feet to the left of the stationary vehicles that are in the process of collecting trash or recycling. The new law carries a penalty of up to $250.
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