Hawaii signed legislation in 2012 to become the 50th and final state to enact the “Move Over” law. The law is designed to protect law enforcement officers and other first responders stopped on our Nation’s roads. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has determined that only 71% of the public are aware of this law.
Traffic related incidents are the number one cause of death among on-duty law enforcement officers. The NHTSA is actively working to increase awareness of the “Move Over” law. The campaign will be in print and on social media.
Some of the tag lines are: Remember, if you see flashing lights on the side of the road…Move Over. It’s not just a courtesy to emergency personnel…it’s the law!