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February 15, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

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Local Emergency Officials Stress Importance of the ‘Move Over Law’

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service officials want to send a reminder regarding the “move over law,” which requires motorists to change lanes to give safe clearance to law enforcement officers, firefighters, ambulances, utility workers, and in some cases, tow-truck drivers. Pete Piringer, spokesman for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services, says a number of Maryland […]

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January 2, 2019 | Staff Writer


North Bethesda Man Charged with ‘Move Over’ Violation

An I-270 crash Wednesday morning highlights the importance of Maryland’s “Move Over” law, a state police statement said. Shortly before 6:15 a.m. troopers had stopped a suspected impaired driver on northbound Interstate 270 near the Shady Grove Road exit, police said. Another driver struck three state police cruisers, each with its emergency lights on. The […]

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June 18, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Regional ‘Move Over Law’ Enforcement Campaign Reminds Drivers to Switch Lanes

Maryland and Virginia Move Over Law Enforcement Campaign Maryland State Police, in partnership with Virginia, will participate in an education and enforcement campaign for the Move Over law from now through Saturday, June 23. The goal of the campaign is to inform the public about the importance of the Move Over law. All 50 states […]

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September 21, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Police Crack Down on Distracted Driving Along I-270

Maryland troopers and Montgomery County police officers are cracking down on distracted and aggressive driving along I-270 in Montgomery County. On Wednesday morning, between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m., police pulled over 129 motorists and issued 119 traffic citations and 69 warnings. According to a news release from the Maryland State Police Department, this joint […]

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June 25, 2016 | Staff Writer

Trooper Injured in Collision on I-270 on Saturday Morning (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

A Maryland State Police Department trooper was injured on Saturday morning during a traffic stop on northbound I-270 south of Shady Grove Road. Police said the trooper had to be extricated from the vehicle and was airlifted to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma in Baltimore. The collision happened shortly before 7 a.m. during a […]

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February 23, 2015 | Sonya Burke

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State Troopers Stress Importance of Move Over Law (VIDEO)

Maryland State Police are trying to get the word out about Maryland’s Move Over law. Motorists are required to move over if they see emergency vehicles or tow trucks on the side of the road. Since the law went into effect, troopers have cited hundreds of motorists for violating it. A first offense fine is […]

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February 11, 2015 | Staff Writer

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Two State Police Cars Hit This Weekend

Drivers hit two Maryland State Police vehicles in separate incidences recently and police are reminding motorists to watch out for stopped police cars. On Feb. 7 while conducting a stop on a suspected impaired driver on I-495 in Montgomery County, Trooper Tyrel Flowers-Jackson’s marked patrol unit was sideswiped by a passenger car while stopped on […]

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October 1, 2014 | Sonya Burke

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‘Move Over’ for Tow Trucks (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra Video, Montgomery County Police Spokesperson Rebecca Innocenti reminds Maryland motorists of a new law that went into effect today and that expands the state’s “move over” law to make it safer for tow truck operators working on the side of the road.  

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September 30, 2014 | Staff Writer

‘Move Over’ Law Takes Effect on Oct. 1

The Maryland State Police are urging motorists to practice moving over for tow trucks now because on October 1st, it is the law. On the first of October 2014, tow trucks will be included in the safety barrier of the ‘move over’ law. The law is intended to provide an extra barrier of safety for […]

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September 5, 2014 | Krista Brick

Motorists Warned to Move Over for Tow Trucks

Motorists will soon have to get out of the way of tow trucks much the same as they do for emergency vehicles. On  October 1, tow trucks will be included in the safety barrier of the ‘move over’ law. The law is intended to provide an extra barrier of safety for police, fire and emergency […]

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