(Toledo, OH) Troopers in Ohio and five surrounding states are focusing on enforcement of the Move Over law.
That law requires drivers approaching first responders with flashing or rotating lights parked along the roadside to move over to an adjacent lane. Motorists are required to slow down and proceed with caution if moving over is not possible due to traffic, weather conditions or lack of a second lane.
The traffic enforcement blitz started Sunday and will end late Saturday night, involving the Ohio Highway Patrol and state police in Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
In Ohio, patrol cruisers were involved in 58 crashes over the past five years that appear related to the Move Over law. Those crashes resulted in the deaths of two civilians, while injuring two dozen officers and 34 civilians.