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Kentucky, Indiana troopers part of project to focus on Move Over law enforcement

High-visibility enforcement will begin on Sunday and will run through July 27. Six states are involved in the project focused on enforcing the Move Over law.
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Motorcycle pulled over at night for a police traffic stop.

Kentucky State Police and other members of the 6-State Trooper Project will be collaborating on education and enforcement of the Move Over law starting on July 21.

The State Highway Patrol in Ohio says the high-visibility enforcement begins Sunday at 12:01 a.m. and ends July 27, at 11:59 p.m. It will include troopers and state police from Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and West Virginia.

Kentucky passed a law in 2003 requiring drivers to move to the next lane when approaching an emergency or public safety vehicle. If it’s impossible or unsafe to change lanes, you must slow down and use caution as you pass the emergency vehicle. 

The Indiana Department of Transportation recommends slowing down to 10 mph below the speed limit. Failure to comply can result in fines, jail time or both.

Digital message boards throughout the state of Kentucky will also display messages reminding drivers of the law. 

Fifty states have a Move Over law. The trooper partnership provides law enforcement and security services involving highway safety, criminal patrol and intelligence sharing.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.