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Maryland 'Move-Over' Law Expamded to Include Tow Truck Drivers
He's had some close calls and so have his drivers, so it goes without saying that William Cain is pretty happy with the expansion of Maryland's "Move Over" law. "I've nearly been hit, my truck has nearly been hit," said Cain, who owns Chesapeake Service Center on Nottingham Road in Elkton Another story can be found at: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/howard/ellicott-city/ph-editorial-move-over-0327-20140326,0,2265686.story
Florida: Volusia County Deputy Hit by Car; Airlifted to Hospital
The Volusia County Sheriff's Office says a deputy was hit by a car as she was investigating a different crash scene Monday night. Investigators say the deputy was hit on Merrick Drive and Fort Smith Boulevard just before 10:00pm.
Maryland: Officwer Hit by Flweeing Drug Suspect
An Anne Arudel County police officer is hurt while trying to stop a fleeing drug suspect. That suspect now faces an attempted murder charge for running into the officer with his car.
Los Angelis Police Officer Who was Struck Dies
A veteran LAPD motorcycle officer died Wednesday, several days after he was struck by an SUV driven by a woman suspected of being under the influence of cocaine. Fellow officers and family members had been holding vigil for Chris Cortijo — a member of the department for nearly 27 years — at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center since the Saturday accident. Other stories can be found at: http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-lapd-in-mourning-after-officer-killed-by-driver-allegedly-on-drugs-20140409,0,3325703.story?track=rss#axzz2yTrbZZHd http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/04/09/lapd-motorcyle-officer-dies-from-sun-valley-collision/
North Dakota Highway Patrol Says ‘Move Over’
The North Dakota Highway Patrol is urging motorists to obey the state’s “move over” law after four injury crashes in five months involving patrol vehicles struck by other vehicles. The law requires motorists to move to a far lane when they encounter an emergency or maintenance vehicle on a multi-lane highway outside city limits, or to reduce speed and proceed with caution if they are unable to move over.
Louisiana: State Police Reminds Drivers to Move Over For Emergency Vehicles
Troopers with Louisiana State Police want drivers to know it's required by law to move over for emergency vehicles on roadways, highways and interstate systems. "People aren't paying attention to the emergency lights on top of our vehicles and are not moving over on multi-lane highways," Trooper Brett Davis said. Davis said drivers aren't slowing down or yielding to emergency vehicles, and it's a growing problem.
New York: A Reminder on the 'Move-Over' Law
Motorists are being reminded to “move over” when you see police and emergency workers on the side of the road. State police conducted a traffic enforcement detail on Saturday in Schenectady County.
California: Los Angeles PD Crash with Blood Drive Held for Injured Officer
A blood drive is being held Monday for an LAPD motorcycle officer who was struck by a DUI driver in Sun Valley Saturday. The officer is listed in critical condition. The accident occurred at the intersection of Saticoy Street and Lankershim Boulevard around 5:34 p.m.
Missouri: Move Over for Work Zones – It’s the Law
Every spring, the Missouri Department of Transportation starts preparing for the summer season of roadwork across the state. People are being warned to move over for road construction workers.
Illinoisd: Highway Safety Measure Advances
Motorists who endanger emergency crews could face stiffer penalties under legislation moving through the Illinois legislature. The proposal, sponsored by state Rep. Dan Brady, R - Bloomington, is among a number of initiatives underway in Illinois designed to protect police, fire and other emergency personnel when they are working at accident sites.
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