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New Law Protects Police Officers, Emergency Workers

Posted January 16, 2002 11:19 a.m. EST

— A new law now in effect protects police officers and emergency workers on state highways.

The law says motorists must steer clear when passing parked emergency vehicles whose lights are flashing.

The patrol is providing demonstrations on proper procedures when passing parked emergency vehicles.

Motorists traveling on a four-lane highway with two lanes in the same direction, cars have to move over to the furthest lane away from the trooper or law enforcement officer or emergency vehicle.

A conviction for failing to abide by the law calls for a fine of $100.