Maryland State Police targeting drivers who violate state's Move Over law

Maryland police are targeting drivers who don’t follow the state’s Move Over law, a renewed effort that kicked off Wednesday.

Maryland's Move Over law requires you to change lanes---or at least slow down for police officers and other emergency workers on the side of the road.

The law caught a lot of attention last October----when State Trooper Jacqueline Kline was hit and critically injured on the side of Route 100 in Pasadena.

Move Over citations spiked after the crash, but then dropped off.

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State police are looking to ticket drivers who don't follow the law along Interstate 95.

 something as simple as moving over could save lives---or serious injury.

"It can be nerve-racking...I mean you get out of your patrol car and you have other vehicles driving by at

60 or 70 miles per hour and sometimes people aren't paying attention and they're extremely close

to you,” Ofc. Richard Mossman, or the Maryland Transportation Authority Police, said  “It can be hair-raising sometimes."

Tow truck drivers are also being added to the list of people you need to move over for.

A bill including them in the law was signed by Gov. Martin O’Malley in May.

It goes into effect on October 1.

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