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Maryland State Police crackdown focuses on 'move over' law
8:13 AM, Oct 21, 2013
5:14 AM, Oct 22, 2013
PIKESVILLE - Maryland State Police are cracking down on drivers who fail to move over or slow down for emergency vehicles.
"The problem that we're having now is that we're having to split our attention between the violator that [we] have in front of us, and the traffic pattern behind us. That just makes our job twice as hard," said Maryland State Police Lt. Wes Lutz.
The law requires drivers approaching a stopped emergency vehicle with its lights activated, to move out of the lane next to the emergency vehicle or slow down, if it isn't safe to move over.
"They violated; they could've moved over. They violated; didn't slow down. They violated; didn't slow down." said Lutz watching several vehicles break the law, adding only a handful of cars out of nearly 40 will abide by the law.