Gov. Mike Parson signed House Bill 499, also known as “Lyndon’s Law,” into law on July 9.
The law authorizes the Missouri Department of Revenue to revoke the driver’s license of anyone who hits a highway or utility worker in a work zone or an emergency responder in an emergency zone. It is named for Lyndon Ebker, a 30-year employee of the Missouri Department of Transportation, who was struck and killed in a Franklin County work zone by an inattentive motorist in 2016.
“On behalf of the MoDOT men and women who put their lives on the line every day to design, build, operate and maintain Missouri roads and bridges, I’d like to thank the Missouri General Assembly for passing House Bill 499 and Gov. Parson for signing it into law,” Michael Pace, chair of the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission, said. “It’s a fitting tribute to our fallen worker Lyndon Ebker, whose tragic death in the line of duty was the catalyst for this important change.”