October 9th, 2015|
The Indiana State Police are focusing on keeping motorists safe, and one way they are hoping to achieve this goal is by holding the “Move Over, Slow Down” traffic safety initiative next week. The Indiana car accident attorneys at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin point out the campaign will focus on enforcing the state’s “Move Over” law.
Indiana’s Move Over law went into effect three months ago and requires any motorist traveling in the left lane to shift to the right lane if a vehicle approaches from behind. Officials say the law aims to prevent collisions between vehicles and emergency crews.
Officers say they will be out in full force next week to make sure drivers clear the way for other vehicles. Failure to do so can result in citations and fines.
In an article from WLFI 18 News, Sgt. Kim Riley with the Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s Department explains that besides moving over in traffic, there are other things you can do to prevent accidents as well. For instance, slowing down significantly reduces your chance of an involvement in a crash.
Educating the public about the importance of obeying the state’s Move Over law could significantly reduce the number of accidents in our region each ear. That’s why the Indiana personal injury lawyers at, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin are hopeful the Move Over initiative is a success.