SC campaign hopes to keep first responders safe

Wednesday, June 17, 2009 7:39 AM
Last updated 8:33 AM
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COLUMBIA, S.C. — Officers want South Carolina drivers to know they should "move over" when first responders are tending to an accident on the state's roadways.

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety is teaming up with state Department of Transportation and other safety officials Wednesday to raise awareness of the "move over" law.

The law requires drivers to yield the right of way and change lanes to move away from emergency vehicles stopped on the side of the road.

The groups are holding news conferences throughout the state to announce new Transportation Department signs and a public service announcement campaign.

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund says 283 South Carolina officers have been killed while performing their duties.


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