West Virginia state troopers will be focusing on a ‘Move Over’ campaign.
When an emergency vehicle is pulled over on the side of the road with its lights on, state law requires drivers to get into the left lane to pass. If that is not possible, motorists should slow down and pass cautiously.
Emergency vehicles include ambulances, police cars, fire trucks, and tow trucks. Moving over helps state troopers and construction workers remain safe while they do their job.
“A lot of people get fixed on the blue lights and you go toward where you’re looking at, you have a tendency to veer over and go across into where we’re parked and we could be struck, ” Corporal Michael Underwood said.
Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Kentucky are also part of the campaign. The ‘Move Over’ campaign will last until Sunday, but the law is enforced all year long.