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Slow Down, Move Over emphasis patrol through Oct. 20


October 19, 2017

Olympia – Washington State Patrol (WSP) troopers will conduct a statewide “Slow Down, Move Over” emphasis from Oct. 18 through Oct. 20. The purpose is to help both troopers and citizens get home safe by bringing awareness to the “Move Over Law.”

In the last two years, 62 patrol cars have been hit and 24 troopers injured. That’s an average of one trooper injured every month.

RCW 46.61.212 - Approaching Emergency Zones is the “Move Over Law.” It requires that vehicles approaching an emergency zone should proceed with due caution, slow down, and if safe move over or changes lan...

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