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Mahoning Co. has more Move Over citations in state for second year in a row

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COLUMBUS, Ohio -

State troopers issued more citations in Mahoning County than in any other county in Ohio during a six-day crackdown on drivers who fail to move over when approaching ODOT trucks, fire trucks, ambulances, police cars and other vehicles displaying flashing lights.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, troopers cited 146 drivers in Mahoning County between July 21 and July 27 as they took part in a six state Move Over Enforcement effort.

Thirty-nine drivers were cited in Trumbull County. A dozen citations were issued in Columbiana County during the period.

This is even more drivers cited in Mahoning County than last year. 

In 2018, a total of 90 drivers were cited for Move Over violations, also the highest in the state. 

Trumbull County citations also rose from last year, but Columbiana violations decreased.

"I commend the Ohio State Highway Patrol and their out-of-state partners for their work to educate drivers about this important law," said Ohio Governor Mike DeWine. "By simply moving over and slowing down, drivers can prevent serious accidents and make our roads safer for those working and driving on them."

Ohio law requires all drivers to move over to an adjacent lane when approaching any vehicle with flashing or rotating lights parked on the roadside.

If moving over is not possible due to traffic or weather conditions, or because a second lane does not exist, motorists should slow down and proceed with caution.

The Move Over law now exists in all 50 states.

You can see the entire breakdown and map of patrol activity here

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