This week, troopers in several states will be partnering for a high-visibility enforcement campaign.
The enforcement effort involving members of the “6-State Trooper Project” began Sunday, July 16 at 12:01 a.m. and will continue through Saturday, July 22 at 11:59 p.m., with a focus on “Move Over” violations.
Participating law enforcement agencies include the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Indiana State Police, Kentucky State Police, Michigan State Police, Pennsylvania State Police, and the West Virginia State Police.
“Too many times our troopers have seen the aftermath or been involved in a crash where the driver failed to move over,” said Colonel Charles A. Jones, Patrol superintendent. “Moving over protects the lives of everyone who works or uses our freeways.”
All 50 states have a version on a “Move Over” law. In Ohio, the law requires drivers to move over to an adjacent lane when approaching any vehicle with flashing or rotating lights parked on the roadside. If moving over is not possible due to traffic or weather conditions, or because a second lane does not exist, motorists should slow down and proceed with caution.
The 6-State Trooper Project is a law enforcement partnership program focusing on highway safety, criminal patrol and intelligence sharing.