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Law enforcement to drivers: “Move over”

The Rutland County Sheriff’s Department and other law enforcement agencies in Rutland County will be out enforcing the state “Move Over” law. People are reminded they must move over one lane when passing law enforcement vehicles, fire vehicles, EMS workers and wreckers working on the shoulder of the highway. The fine for not doing so is $275 and five points on your license. All 50 states have “Move Over” laws to protect law enforcement officers and other first responders stopped on our nation’s roads. Yet only 71 percent of the public are aware of these laws, and traffic-related incidents continue to be the No. 1 cause of death among on-duty law enforcement officers.

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