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House passes Griffey's safety rest areas bill

 

February 17, 2022



Rep. Dan Griffey’s bill to reopen safety rest areas throughout the state as soon as possible passed the House unanimously.

According to a news release, House Bill 1655 passed Feb. 9. The bill would keep roads safe by allowing all drivers to use safety rest areas immediately, which is a growing safety concern throughout the country. The problem was exacerbated in the state due to the state government closing of many state-owned and operated safety rest areas in fall 2021 due to the pandemic.

“We need to pass this bill now. It’s going to save lives,” Griffey, R-Allyn, said in a news...



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