WILX.com is reporting that Michigan State Police troopers are putting an extra emphasis on the enforcement of the state's Move Over Law.

The law went into effect in February 2019, requiring motorists to move over and provide an empty lane of traffic for emergency vehicles parked on the side of the road with flashing lights. This includes police, fire and rescue vehicles, tow trucks and recovery vehicles, waste collection vehicles, utility service vehicles, and road maintenance vehicles. When drivers approach any of these vehicles and can not vacate the closest lane to the parked vehicle, they must slow down to a safe speed for weather, road, and traffic conditions.

Failure to comply with the Move Over Law results in a $400 fine, plus driving record points. For full details on the increased patrolling efforts, visit this link to WILX.com.

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