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Mississippi Flying Debris Bill Dies in State House
March 19, 2009

A Mississippi bill that would have required certain vehicles to cover their loads when carrying certain loose material in an effort to reduce damage, including broken windshields, caused by such road debris, has met its end in the state's House Committee on transportation. The bill had already passed the state Senate.

The bill, which would have amended the state's current law, also would have require that vehicles manufactured on or after July 1, 2009, be equipped with and use a tarp, canvas or other such top to cover their loads when carrying certain loose material over state highways; vehicles not equipped with a tarp or canvas would have been required to use sideboards to secure their loads.

The bill was introduced by Miss. Sen. Tom King. He had not responded to calls for comment at press time.

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