January 19th, 2011
MOVE OVER LAWS
Uncategorized, by Catherine Higgins.
Utah law requires motorists to slow down and move over one lane if possible when state troopers or other emergency workers are stopped by the side of the road.
Troopers often work in dangerous conditions like fog or heavy snow
Unfortunately, many motorists don’t observe this law. Four troopers have been hit in 2011.
“Utah’s move over law is intended to keep law enforcement, EMS, and the motoring public safe on our roadways,” says Trooper Cameron Roden, Law Enforcement Liaison with the Utah Department of Public Safety, Highway Safety Office.
“ It requires drivers that are approaching a stationary emergency or service vehicle to slow down and provide as much space as safely possible. When able, vehicles should change lanes to allow more space for these potentially dangerous situations.”
The KSL story below explains how careless motorists put other motorists, troopers and other emergency professionals at risk.
Video Courtesy of KSL.com