posted on April 01, 2013 11:36
State Police is focusing on stricter enforcement of the “move over” law, which has been in effect since January 2012.
The law was enacted to protect law enforcement, emergency workers and tow and service vehicles stopped along roadways performing their duties. It says that drivers “must use care when approaching an emergency vehicle that displays red and/or white emergency lighting,” “must reduce speed,” and “must move from the lane immediately adjacent to the emergency vehicle unless traffic or other hazards exist to prevent doing so safely.” The law is punished as a moving violation.
This week, State Police says it will be conducting special enforcement of the law. Drivers can expect to see messages on electronic boards.
Troopers have issued 12,000 tickets for violating the law since it was enacted.