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Maryland: Be patient at crash scenes
Six years ago Oct. 1, Maryland implemented the "move over" law requiring drivers to move into open lanes away from police, fire and emergency vehicles tending to roadside emergencies, in an effort to make these men and women a little more safe on busy roads and highways. A week ago, on Sept. 23, Carroll County emergency responders dealt with what seems to be an egregious violation of that law and basic common sense.
Maryland: Hit-And-Run Driver ‘Unapologetic’ After Narrowly Missing Firefighter
A close call for emergency crews in Carroll County. A driver smashed into an ambulance while responding to a call at a busy intersection, and then sped off.
Ohio: Ohio officials remind motorists to move over for roadside workers
Mowing grass or cutting brush might not be high-stakes work for most, but for transportation workers charged with these tasks while hundreds of cars and semis whiz by at 70 miles per hour, it’s a job that can be deadly.
Move Over for Police; Maryland Tickets 119 Drivers
Police in Maryland ticketed more than 100 drivers on Wednesday as part of an initiative to curb distracted and aggressive driving.
It happens all too often on Houston roadways. An officer makes a routine traffic stop, and while the officer is outside of their cruiser, another driver speeds by - too close for comfort.
Michigan: Fire department’s post goes viral: Slow down, move over for first responders
The Dutton Fire Department's Facebook message urging drivers to slow down and move over for emergency crews has gone viral with more than 3,150 times.
Arizona: AAA urges drivers to ‘Move Over’
As 1.2 million Arizonans hit the road last week for the final holiday of the summer, AAA urged drivers to heed the state’s ‘Move Over’ law.
Minnesota State Troopers will be conducting a statewide crackdown on drivers concerning the “Move Over” law. The law requires cars to move over to the next open lane from stopped emergency vehicles that have flashing lights on. That includes police, ambulance, fire and construction vehicles. Sixteen-years-ago on August 31st, State Trooper Ted Foss was killed by a passing driver during a routine stop on I-90 near Lewiston.
Arizona: Deputies warning drivers to move over or face big fine
About 1.2 million Arizona residents will head home from a Labor Day weekend road trip on Monday. But holiday weekend or not, there’s something all drivers should be on the lookout for while on the road.
Canada: Drivers rack up move over fines during summer long weekends in Muskoka
After over a decade since the Move Over law came into effect, many drivers are still ignorant to its existence and what it could cost them.
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