State Patrol reminds motorists to 'Move Over' on anniversary of trooper's death

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The Minnesota State Patrol is using a tragic anniversary to remind motorists to move over when they see emergency vehicles on the road.

Authorities have also added extra patrols statewide Saturday to enforce the Ted Foss Move Over law, according to the Associated Press.

Thirteen years ago today, Tropoper Ted Foss was struck and killed by a passing vehicle while making a traffic stop on Interstate 90 in Winona. His death resulted in the legislation, reports KSTP-TV.

Minnesota’s Move Over law means if there are two lanes, motorists must move one full lane away from a stopped emergency vehicle with flashing lights. Motorists must slow down if they can’t safely move over. Those who don’t could be fined over $100.

Here's the full language of the law. 

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