CLEVELAND - Move over – it’s the law, but apparently, one that many Cleveland-area motorists don’t think applies to them.
While at the scene of a traffic accident on I-77 south early Tuesday morning, News 5 photographer Mike Vielhaber caught on camera dozens of motorists refusing to move over for emergency vehicles at the scene of the accident. Vielhaber sped up the video to show the volume of cars not following the Move Over law over the short time span that he was recording. Not only do cars not move over, some cars even cross lanes in a non-passing area to get around and ahead of an ambulance arriving at the scene.
The Move Over law was put in place in 2009 in Ohio and expanded in 2013. The law requires all drivers to move over one lane when approaching any vehicle with flashing lights; if moving over isn't possible, drivers are supposed to slow down.
"There's more of us focused on Move Over, slow down," said Lt. Rob Gable, with Ohio Highway Patrol in an interview with News 5’s Tara Molina last week.