Md. police crackdown focuses on ‘move over’ law
Posted: 10:10 am Mon, October 21, 2013
PIKESVILLE — Maryland State Police are cracking down on drivers who fail to move over or slow down for emergency vehicles.
After one trooper was struck and critically injured and a second trooper’s patrol car was destroyed in a crash earlier this month, police are launching an initiative Monday to remind drivers to give emergency workers space.
Police warn that special enforcement operations will be active across the state. A violation is a primary offense and could mean a fine of $110 and one point.
The law requires drivers approaching a stopped emergency vehicle with it lights activated, to move out of the lane next to the emergency vehicle or slow down, if it isn’t safe to move over.
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