MN's "move over" law sees extra enforcement on state roads Sunday

By KBJR News 1

August 31, 2014 Updated Aug 31, 2014 at 10:57 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- If you were ticketed while out on Minnesota roads Sunday, chances are it might have been part of a one–day extra enforcement effort aimed to keep emergency responders safe while stopped.

The Ted Foss Move Over law was established after State Patrol Trooper Ted Foss was killed in 2000 by a passing vehicle during a traffic stop.

The law requires that drivers must move over one full lane from all stopped emergency vehicles that have flashing lights activated when a road has two lanes going in the same direction.

On Sunday, authorities say extra efforts were made to enforce the law.

Failing to obey the Mover Over law can cost a driver over $100.

Billy Wagness
bwagness@kbjr.com

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