Remember Move Over Law

move overThe Tennessee Highway Patrol is using social media to urge the public to obey the Move Over law. This after a Nashville police officer was killed when he was struck by a motor home on I-65 on Saturday. A trooper was also struck on a traffic stop last Thursday on I-24 in Montgomery County.
The law requires drivers to move over into the other lane when you see law enforcement and emergency responders on the roadways. If you cannot get over, you are to slow down while passing the emergency vehicles.
According to THP, since 2000, three troopers have been killed by drivers failing to move over. The law went into effect in 2006.
If you fail to obey the law, you may get cited. The fine is up to $500 for the first offense.