Officials are urging everyone to adhere to the ‘Move Over Law’ that has been in place in Maryland for the past several years.
The law requires drivers to ‘move over’ if possible. This law aims to give extra safety to first responders, road crews, and those along the side of the road.
The law requires drivers if they are approaching emergency vehicles along the roadway, to ‘make a lane change into an available lane not immediately adjacent to the emergency vehicle’, if possible.
Motorists who cannot move over are asked to reduce their speed as much as possible.
Maryland State Police report in 2016 there were 58 incidences of MSP vehicles being struck.