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.
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.
If they can’t safely move over, they must slow down or they could be fined more than $100.
“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.”