The amendment would protect those that need to pull over in case of an accident.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

HARRISBURG (KDKA) – A proposal introduced in the state legislature proposes giving protection to all Pennsylvanians under the “Steer Clear” law.

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State Representative Bill Kortz introduced the amendment to the law in memory of Scott Kirsh.

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Kirsh was changing a tire on the Parkway North in 2017 when a driver crossed two lanes, hitting Kirsh and killing him.

There was no law to prosecute the driver because the driver had not been under the influence.

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The new amendment to the “Steer Clear” Law would apply to civilians who set up a safety zone around their vehicle, requiring other drivers to slow down or move over.