State troopers enforce ‘Steer Clear Law’
Pennsylvania State Police Troop M partnered with other members of the Six State Trooper Project to focus on violations of the “Duty of Driver in Emergency Response Areas,” also known as the “Move Over Law” or “Steer Clear Law.”
This initiative began midnight July 19 and concluded midnight July 25.
This cooperative detail included: Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana and Pennsylvania State Police.
The “Steer Clear Law” requires drivers to move over or slow down when encountering an emergency scene, traffic stop or disabled vehicle.
This law helps prevent injuries and save lives, but only if drivers follow the law and use common sense.
When approaching or passing an emergency response area, a driver, unless otherwise directed by an emergency service responder, shall:
•Pass in a lane not adjacent to that of the emergency response area, if possible; or
•If passing in a nonadjacent lane is impossible, illegal or unsafe, pass the emergency response area at a careful and prudent reduced speed reasonable for safely passing the emergency response area.
The Six State Trooper Project is a multistate law enforcement partnership aimed at providing combined and coordinated law enforcement and security services in the areas of highway safety, criminal patrol and intelligence sharing.