MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — You may see more State Troopers on Minnesota highways Sunday. The State Patrol and local law enforcement are holding saturation patrols to remind drivers of the Ted Foss Move Over Law.
Foss, of Winona, was killed by a passing semi-truck on August 31, 2000 while making a traffic stop along Interstate 90. The Minnesota Legislature passed the Move Over Law in his honor.READ MORE: Bomb Squad Responds After Treasure Hunters Bring Mortar To Nimrod Bar
The law says if there are two or more lanes, motorists must move over one lane when they see a stopped emergency vehicle with flashing lights.READ MORE: More Than 12,000 Pigs Dead After Barn Fire On Pork Farm
If they can’t safely move over, they must slow down or they could be fined more than $100.MORE NEWS: Roseville Police Seek Help Finding 70-Year-Old Jack Sayles
“If you’ve ever been stranded on the side of the road, you may have experienced how unnerving it can be to have a car speed by feet or even inches,” Minnesota State Patrol Lt. Col. Matt Langer said. “Now imagine if you experienced that day-in and day-out for your job. We ask motorists to pay attention and move over so those working along the roadway have a safer space to do their jobs.”