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#MoveOver for safety

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Working on the roads is so dangerous, Ohio has a law: "Move over, Slow down."

If you're behind the wheel, you have to change lanes or pump the brakes near law enforcement, first responders and tow truck operators who are pulled over.

The law expanded last December to include every stationary vehicle with flashing lights. That includes road construction, maintenance and utility crews.

Lieutenant William Bowers explains the law can only help if drivers know about it.

"There's no way we can do it by ourselves," said Lt. Bowers. "We have to use the media to get the message out there that the law has changed and you have to change lanes or slow down."

Not only are troopers using the media to spread their message, they're using social media.

It's a hashtag movement that's showing up on feeds across Facebook and Twitter.

Troopers from different states with similar laws are making an appeal by making an appearance holding a sign: #MoveOver.

It's a reminder, changing lanes for stopped vehicles is more than common courtesy, it's the law, and it could help save lives.
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