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State police: Move over or face the consequences

4 years 6 months 1 week ago Thursday, October 09 2014 Oct 9, 2014 October 09, 2014 4:55 PM October 09, 2014 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Alexa Vogue

BATON ROUGE - Emergency responders say lives are lost because drivers aren't following the law and getting out of the way when they hear sirens.

"Stopping, pulling over, it's the difference between life and death," said Captain Doug Cain with the Louisiana State Police.

It's an ongoing problem in Baton Rouge and emergency responders said it's only getting worse.

"They'll stop in the middle of traffic," said EMS Responder Chris Landry. "They'll go left, they'll do anything but the right thing."

Drivers are supposed to slow down and pull over to the right. When they don't, State Police says it causes a dangerous situation for everyone involved and ask drivers to consider the lives they're putting at risk by not moving over.

"We want people to not panic," said Captain Cain. "Just move over, get to the right, as safely as possible."

People who don't move over could face a fine of up to $200.

For more information on the nationwide campaign, vist the Move Over America website.

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