BREMEN — The Indiana State Police, along with troopers from Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, Michigan and Pennsylvania are conducting state-wide patrols targeting violations of the “Move Over” laws in each of those states.
The enforcement effort began Sunday, July 21. The project, which was initially started by the Ohio State Highway Patrol, encompasses the five states that border the State of Ohio.
Troopers in all participating states will be conducting high visibility enforcement and education of the “Move Over” law.
State law requires vehicles to “move over or slow down” when approaching a stationary authorized emergency vehicle. Motorists should proceed with caution, make a lane change away from the emergency vehicle (if possible) and reduce speed by at least 10 mph. The same rules apply when approaching a stationary recovery vehicle, such as a solid waste hauler, highway maintenance vehicle or utility service vehicle.
The project, which runs from July 21 through July 27, will encompass all roadways in the State of Indiana.