MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Concerned with the safety of law enforcement officers who have pulled over to the side of the road, Alabama, Florida and Georgia are teaming up to promote so-called "Move Over" laws that require motorists give police more space.
The laws require motorists to move over one lane when police, fire, EMS or tow trucks are on the side of the road.
The National Law Enforcement Officers' Memorial Fund states that more than 170 officers have died after being struck by motor vehicles since 1999.
The campaign will last the month of February and troopers from all three states will work to educate motorists about the laws.
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