Troopers plan enforcement of 'move over' law - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Troopers plan enforcement of 'move over' law

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

State police want to make sure drivers are moving over in accordance with the law.

They're launching a campaign to raise awareness about Connecticut's "move over" law.

It's aimed at reminding and highlighting the importance of moving vehicles over a lane on highways to avoid striking emergency vehicles, highway maintenance crews and tow trucks.

Troopers said throughout this week, they'll be posting information, pictures and videos to social media about the law.

Some of those posts will be about the five state troopers and two auxiliary state troopers who were killed in the line of duty while stopped on the side of a highway.

Following the campaign, troopers said they'll conduct a week long enforcement period focusing on those drivers who violate the move over law.

The enforcement will start on Feb. 29 and run through March 4.

Fines start at $181.00.

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