New campaign highlight’s New Jersey’s ‘Move Over Law’

    New Jersey already has a “Move Over Law” to call on motorists to pay attention and move over when they spot someone on the side of the road.

    The state attorney general’s office and former SuperBowl champ Tony Siragusa came together today to announced a revamped campaign to highlight the law designed to keep roadside workers and stranded drivers safe.
    “Emergency responders on the roadside face great danger,” Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa said the event. “This campaign provides clarity to the motoring public by echoing our message in the videos. If you see flashing lights on the side of the road, slow down, and if it’s safe, move over.”The Division of Highway Traffic Safety has produced four 30-second videos and one 30-second radio spot. There’s also a five-minute web video with messages from people who’ve had a close call or lost a loved one in a roadside crash.State records show almost 30,000 roadside workzone crashes in New Jersey since 2007, resulting in about 10,000 injuries and 70 deaths.

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