The move over law is legislating what should otherwise, simply be, common sense; but in my limited experience, working along the side of the road in an emergency response these days is nuts. In my experience, people drive-by at high rates of speed, blow the horn and give you the finger.
The penalty of the move-over law is not enough and it needs to be enforced. Increasingly, if folks do not move over and slow down, more roads simply need to be shut down in an emergency response.
Md. State Trooper Struck By Driver Who Failed To Move Over
BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A Maryland state trooper is spending the start of the year fighting for his life. He was struck by a driver who failed to move over like the law requires. The law is clear–move over for any stopped police or fire vehicles–but this latest accident shows many drivers are just not doing that. Maryland State Trooper Tristen Phillip is badly hurt and rushed to Shock Trauma after being struck by a driver on New Year’s Eve. His patrol car was rear-ended while he stopped on the shoulder of I-95 south to help a stranded driver in Howard County. Phillip is the latest of several officers struck in Maryland, even though state law requires vehicles to move over one lane if a police or fire vehicle is pulled over on the side of the road... http://ec911.org/md-state-trooper-struck-by-driver-who-failed-to-move-over/