CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire's Department of Transportation says several major incidents and close calls on highways have highlighted the need for drivers to obey the state's "Move Over" law when they see stopped law enforcement vehicles displaying their lights.
The law says drivers should reduce speed and give a wide berth without endangering oncoming traffic to public safety officers and their vehicles with blue, red, or amber emergency or warning lights.
On Aug. 10, a state police cruiser was rear-ended by a car on Interstate 89 in Grantham while a trooper was outside checking on an abandoned vehicle. Earlier this summer, a state transportation survey truck parked on the shoulder of the Laconia Bypass was struck by a car not far away from where a crew was working. Emergency lights were flashing.
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