It's state law: if you see an emergency vehicle on the side of the road with its lights on, you need to either move one lane over, or slow down and proceed with caution. Yet the Ohio State Highway Patrol says a recent survey shows 70 percent of Americans don't know that's the law.
That's one of the reasons why the OSHP say they're cracking down on "move over" laws this week. But it's less about the law, and more about safety. According to the OSHP, there have been nearly 150 enforcement officers killed since 1999 after being struck by a vehicle who failed to move over.
The fine for failing to move can get up to $250. But troopers stress that if you just pay attention while you're driving, and move to the side when you see a stopped vehicle, it keeps everyone safer.