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Traffic tip tuesday: move over law

#TrafficTipTuesday: Move Over Law

A few weeks ago, two officers from a neighboring agency were injured after a vehicle struck a police cruiser on Interstate 65.

The State of Alabama requires motorists to MOVE OVER and SLOW DOWN when emergency responders are stopped on the roadside with their emergency lights activated (AL Code 32-5A-58.2). Or, if it is not safe to move over, slow to a speed that is at least 15mph less than the posted speed limit. This includes police and fire vehicles, ambulances, tow trucks, utility vehicles, and garbage trucks.

We work diligently to keep the community safe. Please help protect our officers by moving over one lane.

Thanks for moving over, Hoover! #welovethisjob



Officer Brian Hale, Public Information Officer

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