New Kansas law mandates safe driving around garbage trucks


August 5, 2018

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has joined 18 other states in adopting a law requiring motorists to use caution around garbage trucks by making driver carelessness a fineable offense.

A ticket for what is now known as "unlawful passing of a waste collection vehicle" will cost an offender $45 starting July 1, 2019. Until then, police will hand out warnings.

The Kansas law took effect this month. Motorists are required to treat stopped garbage trucks with "due caution," meaning they must slow down when nearing the truck and give it space when passing.

Exactly what constitutes "due caution" will...

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