MSP, Metro Detroit Police Crack Down On ‘Move Over’ Law

(CBS DETROIT) — Michigan State Police officials, along with a few local police departments, are cracking down on the state’s “Move Over” law under the Operation Guardian Angel traffic initiative.

The focus areas were Interstate 94, I-96 and I-696. MSP’s Second District Motor Unit worked in conjunction with the Farmington Hills Police Department, Livonia Police Department and Romulus Police Department.

Here are some stats from the one-day operation on Wednesday:

Stops: 193
Failed to move over: 44
Speeding: 99 (top speed was 107 mph)
Texting: 8
Seatbelt: 7
Other violations: 14
Warnings: 100
Arrests: 13 (7 felony arrests and 6 misdemeanors)

The “Move Over” law, which went into effect in 2019, requires drivers to slow down 10 mph below the posted speed limit, as well as to yield their lane when passing police or emergency vehicles on the side of the road.

Drivers in violation are subject to two points on their driver’s license and fines up to $400.

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