“When drivers move over, they can help protect the lives of everyone who works on or uses Ohio’s roadways,” said Col. Richard S. Fambro, patrol superintendent. “When you see flashing lights, move over and slow down. It’s the law and the right thing to do.”
A study from 2015 to 2019 showed troopers were involved in 49 crashes that appeared to be related to violations of the move over law, according to the news release. As a result of these crashes, one civilian was killed and 49 officers and civilians were injured.
During the same five-year period, the Ohio state patrol has issued 23,429 move-over violation citations.
In 2019 alone, there were 14 move over violation-related crashes, the highest total over the five-year period.
According to the study, Montgomery County had 404 citations, Clark 514, Greene 452, Warren 846, Butler 197 and Preble 24.
“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 intelligence sharing,” the news release says.