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Police step up enforcement of Move Over law

1:08 AM, Feb 2, 2014   |    comments
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PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The Maine Department of Public Safety says state troopers recently cited almost 80 drivers for violating the Move Over law after making enforcement efforts on I-95 from Bangor to Old Town, Route 26 in South Paris and on the turnpike.

The Move Over law requires motorists to slow down and merge into an adjacent lane when first reponders are stopped along the road with their emergency lights on.

Local police departments are also enforcing that law, ticketing drivers who fail to give them room. The Scarborough Police Department reminds people that they must move over on a two lane road for police and emergency vehicles if safe to do so, or slow down if not.

The fine for violating the Move Over law is $311. 

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