Drivers warned to "Move Over"

Published: Oct. 20, 2018 at 9:18 PM EDT
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Dozens of motorists learned the hard way that today is national 'Move Over Day'.

It's a reminder to drivers that the law requires you to slow down and move to the other lane if there's an emergency vehicle on the road.

AAA says more than 100 emergency workers are killed while working along the road each year. They say 60-percent of those killed are tow-truck drivers.

"We're working six to eighteen inches from that white line, and all takes is a distraction or a heads-down for someone to veer over and run over our legs or to hit the back end of the car we're hooking up," says Rick Lepage of Rick's Towing.

Displays were set up across Vermont to warn drivers. Just between Windsor and White River Junction, state police stopped 40 drivers for failing to move over.

A penalty can cost drivers more than $300.

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