MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A state trooper whose death led to a change in how Minnesotans drive is being honored Monday.

Corporal Ted Foss was hit and killed by a passing vehicle in 2000 during a traffic stop on the shoulder of Interstate 90 in Winona. After his passing, advocates — including his mother — fought to make the “Move Over” law a reality.

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The law requires drivers, when possible, to stay more than one lane away from stopped vehicles with flashing lights.

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On Monday, the Minnesota State Patrol unveiled a new highway memorial sign in honor of Foss.

Credit: Minnesota Department of Public Safety

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In addition to the dedication, motorists will see increased “Move Over” law enforcement by troopers on Minnesota roads. So far this year, there have been 739 Move Over citations statewide.