6-State Trooper Project lasts till weekend in Pennsylvania
The Pennsylvania Highway Patrol teamed up with other states in the 6-State Trooper project to focus on following “Move Over” rules.
Pennsylvania law requires all drivers to change lanes when approaching any vehicle with flashing or rotating lights that is parked on the side of the road.
If the crossing is not possible due to traffic or weather conditions or because there is no second lane, road-users should slow down to 20 mph and drive with caution.
Moving law exists in all 50 states of America.
According to the press release, law enforcement will include the Ohio State Police, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania, West Virginia.
The verification has already begun at 00:01 Sunday, July 17, and lasts until 11:59 Saturday, July 23.
From 2017 to 2021, the patrol issued 26258 tickets for violations of Move Over traffic rules, according to police data.
As a result of incidents on the road, two citizens were killed, and 41 officers and civilians were injured. In 2021, there were only eight such accidents, which is 47% less than in 2020.
“Moving over can save lives of anyone driving on the roadway,” said Ohio Patrol Chief Colonel Richard S. Fambro. “Moving over is not just the law, it’s the right thing to do.”
The 6-State Trooper Project is a multi-state law enforcement partnership to provide unified and coordinated law enforcement and security services in the areas of traffic safety, crime patrol and intelligence sharing.