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ODOT reports crews were hit 153 times last year by drivers who failed to move over

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Posted at 10:29 AM, Mar 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-04 10:29:42-05

CLEVELAND — The Ohio Department of Transportation reported Monday that crews were hit 153 times last year by drivers who failed to follow Ohio's 'Move Over Law.'

Ohio law requires all drivers to move over one lane when passing any vehicle with flashing or rotating lights parked on the roadside. If moving over isn't possible, drivers are expected to slow down.

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The most recent case reported of drivers not moving over was when a trooper and two others inside a cruiser were injured in February after a semi slammed into their cruiser on I-77.

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From 2013 to 2017, OSHP cruisers were involved in 58 crashes that appear to be related to the move over law. Those crashes resulted in the deaths of two civilians and injured 24 officers and 34 civilians.

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