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Gov. Holcomb declares this week 'Indiana Move Over Week'

Posted at 11:18 AM, Oct 13, 2019

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb has signed a proclamation declaring this week "Indiana Move Over Week."

In April 1997, ISP Trooper Andrew Winzenread was killed while helping a motorist on Interstate 74 in Dearborn County, according to a press release from Indiana State Police.

After Winzenread's death, Indiana was the first state in the country to require people to move over a lane or slow down when passing an emergency vehicle, according to the release.

The law has been expanded to require people to slow down at least 10 mph from the speed limit or move over for other vehicles with flashing amber lights, like tow trucks, utility service vehicles, and others, according to the release.

On Saturday, the Indiana Towing and Wrecker Association and other groups will host an event from 9-11:30 a.m. at the Indian State Fairgrounds for attendees to hear from the people the law benefits. The event also serves a "touch a truck" event for children.

You can learn more about the Move Over Law in Indiana, as well as other states, here.