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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Motorists in Minnesota had better move over for emergency responders Wednesday.

Police agencies statewide will be stepping up enforcement of the state’s “Ted Foss Move Over Law.” Wednesday marks the 11th anniversary of the death of Trooper Ted Foss.

Foss was killed Aug. 31, 2000, by a passing vehicle after he had pulled a vehicle over for speeding on I-90 in Winona.

Under the law, motorists traveling on a road with two or more lanes must keep over one full lane away from stopped emergency vehicles that have flashing lights activated. Drivers must reduce speed if they are unable to safely move over a lane.

Fines can top $100.

So far this year, the State Patrol has cited 728 motorists for move over violations. Nine troopers have been hurt.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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