Troopers getting tough over "Move Over" Law - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Troopers getting tough over "Move Over" Law

By Melanie Posey

MONTGOMERY, AL (WBRC) - It is a law that is been on the Alabama books now since July 2009, but Alabama State Troopers say drivers are not abiding by the "Move Over" law. With the holidays approaching, they are toughening up on the law.  

"It's a safety issue," says Corporal Steve Smith.  "Too many officers are being hurt and killed by people not taking a little caution."  

The "Move Over" law requires drivers to actually move over one lane when they see emergency crews on the interstate.  If that is not possible, drivers are to slow down 15 miles per hour below the posted speed limit.  

Smith says Alabama troopers are joining with other troopers across the southeast for the crackdown.  They will have more troopers on the roads looking for violators.  

As for how much the fines are, Smith says that will vary from county to county.

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