A bill in the Ohio House would require drivers to move over for garbage trucks as they do for emergency vehicles. Readers on our Facebook page shared their thoughts on the proposal.
Absolutely not, it would delay traffic. When they are doing a main road garbage pick up everyone would be pulled over all the time. If the trash collector want to not be hindered or worried about being hit, do the job overnight.
— Randy Arotin
This law is obsolete! In the old days, garbage truck drivers went down the middle of neighborhood streets and other workers picked up from both sides of the street. Now, there is only one person driving down the right side in the curb lane and remote-control arms to pick up and dump provided standard garbage cans.
— Francis Lamm
Fix the Painesville potholes and I will move over for every single vehicle, even a bike cycle rider and salute.
— James Clark
If you are working on the right side of the truck, on the right side of the road, you’re safe. Those who choose to work on the left side of the truck must understand that is “the suicide”. Common sense and childhood teachings tell you not to walk out into traffic without looking.
— Bud Ramkey
How ridiculous. On a two lane road, cars pass them when they are stopped and on a multi lane, cars are going to move to the other lane anyway to pass them. Oh wait, that’s what the bill is purposing ppl do. See, problem has been taking care of itself the whole time. So glad to read time and money has been wasted.
— Charlene Sulak
No! These are the kind of thing our lawmakers are wasting there time on ..... sad reality.
— Jim Billie
Stopping like that sounds a bit absurd. However, parking in the street during collection times would be more reasonable to look into here. I have neighbors whom nearly always park their cars in front of my curb lawn, leaving me no choice by to put my waste cans at the end of my driveway. Granted, I don’t drive, so moving the cans isn’t a problem for me each week that morning of collection. When the Kimble driver pulls up to the home after mine, he has to get out and drag that neighbor’s can out so it can be picked up by the machine installed on their truck. After emptied, the Kimble drivers often leave the can on the street in front of the parked cars from those whom live across the street. The neighbor whom has their cans in the street usually isn’t home for another 6 hours after collection time, and those parked in the road don’t do anything about the cans either.
— Michael Smith
That must be the craziest thing Ohioans have come up with yet. Who wants to let a garbage truck pass only to stop you at the next driveway. That bill would cause more morning backups than ten car pileup on the freeway.
— Eugene Easthon
Heck they don’t move over for tow truck what makes you think they will move over for them.
— Randy Karlovec Jr.
Glad to see the GOP continues to show it is in favor of small government.
— Mike Stein
They should be moving over for mail trucks not garbage trucks.
— Allen Manning
what’s next. the exterminator? the grocery truck. moving van???
— Shiela McDonough