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AP: Mississippi legislators love to try to micromanage

JACKSON – Every year, Mississippi legislators deal with bills that could fall under the heading: Things You Shouldn’t Have to Tell a Sensible Adult.

A case in point this year is Senate Bill 2305 , which says drivers must slow down and give space on the road to rural mail carriers who are making deliveries. Failure to do so would be a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of $250 to $1,000.

No sensible adult should have to be told to mind their manners behind the wheel, but the legislation was clearly written because some folks can’t seem to find their brakes or move over and give a decent amount of space when they see the mail carrier’s flashing lights.

The bill passed the Senate 52-0 and the House 115-1, and is headed to Gov. Phil Bryant.

Daily Journal

Posted March 6, 2017 - 3:20 am

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