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New Law Protects Police Officers, Emergency Workers

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RALEIGH — A new law now in effect protects police officersand emergency workers on state highways.

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

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

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

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

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