MOVE OVER IT'S THE LAW
In the past ten years, more than 700 officers have been killed in traffic incidents. In many of these cases officers were pulled over to the side of the road conducting traffic stops when they were struck by drivers not paying attention. That's why there is a strict law in Oregon designed to protect police and other emergency workers.
The Move Over Law (ORS 811.147) says if your driving up behind any type of police or emergency vehicle pulled over on the roadside with emergency lights flashing you must:
- Move over into another lane.
- If you can't move over safely, slow down.
In all cases, the driver must try to provide as much room as possible for the emergency vehicle. In Clatskanie, some of our streets and parts of the highway are not very wide. I'm asking all citizens and visitors to take extra caution when you see one of us pulled over with our emergency lights flashing.