Results of Targeted Slow Down and Move Over Enforcement Project

Troopers from the Indiana State Police concentrated their efforts last week on catching those drivers who fail to slow down and move over for emergency vehicles. This was a coordinated effort with state police agencies from five other states including, Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.

With the increase in construction zones, this was an opportune time to the Indiana State Police to include special patrols not only to find those drivers who violate the law, but to also educate the public on the importance of slowing down and moving over for emergency vehicles. Troopers concentrated efforts on all emergency vehicles, including construction vehicles, fire trucks, ambulances, police vehicles, maintenance crews, and roadside service crews.

The results of the efforts are in the chart below.

Violation

Tickets

Warnings

Total

Fail to change lanes for stationary Highway Maintenance Vehicle on 4 lane highway

10

27

37

Fail to reduce speed for Stationary Highway Maintenance Vehicle on 2 lane highway

5

8

13

Failure to change lanes for Emergency Vehicle on 4 lane highway

83

137

220

Failure to reduce speed for Emergency Vehicle on 2 lane highway

17

22

39

Total

115

194

309

Tabor Law Firm has longstanding experience representing injured officers and their families in personal injury and wrongful death matters. We’re proud to partner with the Indiana State Police Alliance to form the Officer Injury Program. Discussed and approved by the Alliance, the program was established with the intent of helping Alliance members, as well as their families, friends, and loved ones. When a serious accident occurs, it can lead to lasting, life-altering consequences. Please slow down and move over for emergency vehicles.

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