STATEHOUSE (July 10, 2018) — State Reps. Julie Olthoff (R-Crown Point) and Hal Slager (R-Schererville) remind motorists of two new laws that recently went into effect to keep Indiana roadways safe.
“Under a new law, fire departments can now offer free vehicle emissions tests to Hoosier drivers,” Olthoff said. “Since carbon monoxide is an odorless gas, it is almost impossible to know if you have a leak somewhere in your vehicle without proper testing.”
Olthoff said with many new laws effective July 1, it is important to stay up to date with those impacting local Hoosiers, including new safety measures for motorists:
Slager said the summer travel months can mean more traffic than usual, and urged motorists to stay vigilant.
“Between construction and travel, our roadways are busy, making it especially important that Hoosier drivers take extra precautions and pay attention when driving,” Slager said.
Visit iga.in.gov to learn more about these state laws and many others that went into effect on July 1.
State Rep. Julie Olthoff represents House District 19,
which includes portions of Lake and Porter counties.
A high-resolution photo of Olthoff can be found here.
State Rep. Hal Slager (R-Schererville) represents House District 15,
which includes portions of Lake County.
A high-resolution photo of Slager can be found here.