"Move Over Law" awareness campaign underway

    Delaware’s Office of Highway Safety is kicking off an awareness campaign to drive home the critical message of safety on the roadways.

    Delaware’s Office of Highway Safety is kicking off an awareness campaign to drive home the critical message of safety on the roadways.  

    Law awareness flyer from the OHS
    Law awareness flyer from the OHS

    The focus is on the state’s Move Over Law which requires drivers to move over into the next lane or slow down while approaching an emergency vehicle stopped along the road.

    The law, which was first enacted in 2007, is designed to protect law enforcement officers, EMS personnel, firefighters, park rangers and DelDOT employees while working on the state’s roadways.

    Andrea Summers with the Delaware OHS says “A majority of the public still doesn’t realize that the law exists in Delaware”

    Listen:
    [audio:/delaware/090810mpasummers.mp3]

    The awareness efforts include statewide radio ads that highlight the tragic death of a Delaware City firefighter and EMT who was killed last year by a speeding car while providing roadside assistance to the victim of a motorcycle crash.

    Listen:
    [audio:/delaware/090810mpradioad.mp3]

    The OHS will also be placing awareness information on the back of transit buses beginning August 10.

    Violators of the Move Over Law are subject to a ticket and possible fine of $25.00 plus court costs for violations.

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