Per Ohio law, Motor vehicles must slow down and move over
Throughout the year, the Ohio Move Over Law saves countless lives by requiring drivers to change lines when approaching a stopped vehicle with flashing or otherwise indicative lights in use. Unfortunately, the law isn’t enough to protect and fight for those injured in careless accidents on the side of the highway. That’s where I come in!
On average, 23 highway workers and 1 police officer are killed each month
Roadside accidents are common across the US, particularly in states like Ohio where a high number of work crews out during the warmer seasons of the year. Emergency crews, construction workers, tow truck drivers, law enforcement and pedestrians can all fall victim to injuries and fatalities on the roadside. As an experienced Ohio accident attorney, I have worked with countless injured victims and victims’ families over the years to get the justice and compensation they deserve.
Drive cautiously and take care to follow the Move Over Law – Failure to do so could end in tragedy. When approaching a stopped emergency or highway personel vehicle, slow down and change lanes if possible. Failure to adhere could result in a minor misdemeanor offense or worse, if previous charges indicate a pattern of this type of behavior. Keep highway workers safe on the roadside this summer with attentive, conscientious driving at all times. If you or a loved one has been injured in a roadside accident, contact me immediately.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol released a series of PSAs covering the topic, and the full law is outlined here: http://statepatrol.ohio.gov/moveover.stm