Move up and slow down, the law in all states; Highway patrol vehicles rammed a highway
Oklahoma Highway Patrol and Missouri State Highway Patrol officers stuck in recent hours
JOPLIN, Mo. – In separate accidents in separate states, highway patrol vehicles have been hit in recent hours. Both states, Missouri and Oklahoma are calling back, slowing down and moving.
Since 2012 in Missouri, the Move Over law requires drivers to move to the side, away from hazard lights. And in recent years, it has become national law approved by the National Transportation Safety Board.
Slow down, move when you see lights from any vehicle.
“Missouri law directs motorists to proceed with caution and yield when possible when approaching a stationary vehicle displaying red or red and blue lights, or a vehicle stop displaying amber or amber and white lights on. Drivers must change lanes away from the stationary vehicle if the roadway has two or more lanes traveling in the same direction. When it is not possible to change lanes, motorists are asked to reduce their speed, while maintaining a safe speed given the road conditions, when passing in front of these vehicles..” – Missouri State Highway Patrol
OKLAHOMA HIGHWAY PATROL
“We say this frequently, but especially in the weather – slow down and move for the flashing lights! Our soldier was working on a minor accident around 4:30 this morning on I-35. A vehicle slid behind the soldier’s unit. Then another vehicle slid into that one. Fortunately, our soldier was not in his vehicle and he was not injured. Everyone stay safe there today!
MISSOURI STATE HIGHWAY PATROL
“While pulled over for a previous accident, a patrol car was hit on I-70 this morning. Fortunately, the gendarme was not injured. Road conditions are deteriorating as the second wave of winter weather rolls through the state. Avoid non-essential travel. If you must travel – SLOW DOWN and be extra careful.”
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