Indiana Police Targeting Violators of Move Over Law This Week
Indiana and Kentucky Police will be doing state-wide patrols targeting drivers who violate the Move Over Law all week long.The Move Over Law, it requires drivers to change lanes to give clearance to law enforcement officers, firefighters, ambulances, utility workers, and in some cases, tow-truck drivers. This should be common sense/courtesy, however, I still see drivers choosing not to move over into the other lane when a situation like this arises. We should all be aware of this, especially with all of the construction zones we have on our highways.
That is why Indiana State Police, along with police from Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia, Michigan, and Pennsylvania will be cracking down on violators of the Move Over Law July 21st through July 27th. So consider this a "heads up" to make sure that you yield the right-of-way by making a lane change into a lane not adjacent to that of the authorized emergency vehicle.
Now, if you are unfamiliar with what all the Indiana Move Over Law entails, the law requires you to change lanes or slow down to 10mph below the posted speed limit when emergency vehicles are stopped on the side of the road.. In all honesty, you should know this regardless as it is still a law 365 days out of the year. To learn more about the Move Over Law, you can click on the link below.