State Rep. Ross McGregor, R-Springfield, is jointly sponsoring the bill with state Rep. Margaret Ann Ruhl, R-Mount Vernon.
McGregor said he became involved with the bill because of his history with transportation and highway safety issues.
About a year ago a highway maintenance worker in Ruhl’s district was killed by a highway collision. That incident motivated the two lawmakers to push the bill through the House, according to McGregor.
The bill still has to be passed by the Ohio Senate. But the Senate has already passed a similar bill so McGregor said the House could just take on the Senate bill to speed up the process.
Clark County Engineer Johnathan Burr said he believes expanding which vehicles are covered under the law would help protect his employees when they are out on the highway working.
“It makes a lot of sense for the safety of the road workers,” he said.