Grass clippings bills garner big support from local motorcyclists

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MORGANFIELD, Ky. (WEHT) Local motorcyclists are supporting two Kentucky bills that will require grass clippings to be removed from roadways.

Two bills have been introduced in the Kentucky General Assembly prohibiting unsafe amounts of leaves or mowed grass to remain on a highway. Mowed grass on roadways is especially dangerous to motorcyclists, who say the clippings make it easy for tires to slip.

Kentucky Motorcycle Association District 14 Director David Owen says he’s happy to see motorcycle safety being addressed with the bills.

“If you ever get grass on the blacktop or concrete and you let it sit for a little while and let it get wet, just to walk on it is a hazard. Then you add a motorcycle on it going thirty or forty miles per hour, it’s definitely a safety concern, and that’s something for people to be aware of,” said Owen.

House bill 15 will possibly be heard on Wednesday. There is also a Senate bill on the issue.

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(This story was originally published on January 14, 2020)

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