6-State Trooper Project Targeted Move Over Law

COLUMBUS – The Ohio State Highway Patrol joined forces with members of the 6-State Trooper Project enforcing and raising awareness about the Move Over law from July 22 through July 28. The high-visibility campaign included the Indiana State Police, Kentucky State Police, Michigan State Police, Pennsylvania State Police, West Virginia State Police and the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

During the initiative, OSHP issued 586 Move Over citations and educated motorists about the state’s Move Over law.

Ohio law requires all drivers approaching a stationary public safety, emergency, road service, highway maintenance, or Public Utilities Commission inspections vehicles displaying flashing, oscillating, or rotating lights to move over to an adjacent lane. If moving over is not possible because a second lane does not exist, or if it would be unsafe to do so, the driver shall reduce speed and proceed with due caution while maintaining a safe speed for the road and weather conditions.

The 6-State Trooper Project is a multi-state law enforcement partnership aimed at providing combined and coordinated law enforcement and security services in the areas of highway safety, criminal patrol, and information sharing.

For a complete breakdown and map of Patrol activity, please visit http://www.statepatrol.ohio.gov/doc/6StateTrooperMoveOverOSHP.pdf