State Police Remind Drivers to "Move Over"

If you're hitting the road today for the Labor Day holiday weekend, state police reminds drivers about the "move over law."
A new state-wide campaign was launched thursday to remind drivers they must change lanes or slow down for emergency vehicles.
"If motorists choose not to get over or they don't slow down because they cannot get over, we will enforce that ticket," said Kriste Etue, Michigan State Police. "It covers everybody. Not just law enforcement, but ambulance, firefighters, roadside assistance. It covers everybody that is just trying to do a job and get home safe," said Tpr. Drew Spencer, Hit During Traffic Stop. The "Move Over" law has been on the books since 2001. Anyone who violates the law and kills or injures an officer could get 15 years in prison, and a 7500 dollar fine.


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