COLUMBUS – Troopers in six states issued 1,681 "Move Over" citations and educated drivers during a special enforcement effort July 21-27, the Ohio State Highway Patrol announced Thursday.

The OSHP joined forces with members of the 6-State Trooper Project enforcing and raising awareness about the Move Over law. The high-visibility campaign included state police in Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

“I commend the Ohio State Highway Patrol and their out-of-state partners for their work to educate drivers about this important law,” said Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine. “By simply moving over and slowing down, drivers can prevent serious accidents and make our roads safer for those working and driving on them.”

Ohio law requires all drivers to move over to an adjacent lane when approaching any vehicle with flashing or rotating lights parked on the roadside. If moving over is not possible due to traffic or weather conditions, or because a second lane does not exist, motorists should slow down and proceed with caution. The Move Over law now exists in all 50 states.

The 6-State Trooper Project is a multi-state law enforcement partnership aimed at providing combined and coordinated law enforcement and security services in the areas of highway safety, criminal patrol, and information sharing.

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