Authorities’ move-over law campaign reminds drivers to switch lanes, be safe

WASHINGTON — The Move Over Law education-and-enforcement campaign is underway.

Law enforcement will be out in force this week, reminding drivers to slow down or switch lanes when approaching an emergency vehicle stopped on the road.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 138 law enforcement officers were fatally struck between 2003 and 2013 nationally. State police departments will be working alongside local agencies on the roads.

A first offense in Maryland, for example, could cost you $110 and a point on your driver’s license.

The campaign runs through Saturday.

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