A new bill signed into law in Georgia gives Georgia Power workers added protection on Georgia roadways.
Governor Nathan Deal signed House Bill 767 into law Tuesday, which adds utility vehicles and workers to an existing law which requires drivers to "move over" one lane.
The law previously applied primarily to law-enforcement vehicles, ambulances, wreckers and garbage trucks. The law will help to ensure safety for linemen who may be working on the roadside at night or following severe weather to repair damaged equipment or restore power for customers.
Governor Deal and Lawmakers also marked Lineman Appreciation Month in the state of Georgia.