'Move Over' law is there for a reason

Posted 4/8/18

To The Editor:Thank-you to all law enforcement officers! Let's all return the favor and work to protect them! Some people still do not comply with the Move Over Law.The following is from the …

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'Move Over' law is there for a reason

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To The Editor:

Thank-you to all law enforcement officers! Let's all return the favor and work to protect them!

 Some people still do not comply with the Move Over Law.

The following is from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, as reported on March 10, 2018: "All 50 states have Move Over laws to protect law enforcement officers and other first responders stopped on our nation's roads. Yet, only 71 percent of the public is aware of these laws, and traffic-related incidents continue to be the No. 1 cause of deaths among on-duty officers."

Statistics from 2017 state that two-thirds of all traffic fatalities are from excessive speeds and aggressive drivers.

All insurance companies should get much tougher on those who have moving violations.

And, fines should be higher for those with moving violations.

I applaud O'Reilly's Auto Parts. This company takes texting-while-driving, or cellphone use, seriously. According to their company policy, any [employee driver] that uses a cellphone while driving company vehicles is subject to termination.

— Roger Groot

Cleveland

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