Bill To Levy Hefty Fines For Entering High Water Areas

Feb 19, 2014

An Ohio House committee has passed a bill that would impose fines on Ohioans who ignore "high water" signs on the state's roads. 

If someone ignores the signs and gets stuck, the legislation would impose a fine of up to two thousand dollars that would be payable to the person or people who end up rescuing the driver. Republican House Member Rex Damschroder says the bill is named after Wellington Fire District officer Allen H. Anderson Junior. 

The bill will soon be going to the full house, where it's expected to be approved.