A file photo of a Michigan State Police badge, who responded to the accident.
LANSING, Mich. (WZZM) -- State officials will announce a new campaign to make drivers more aware of Michigan's "move over" law.
The law was enacted in 2001, requiring drivers to to move out of the lane closest to the emergency vehicle. If they cannot, drivers must slow down and pass with caution.
The campaign being announced in Lansing Thursday is called "Save a Life. Give a Lane. It's the Move Over Law." It will involve public service announcements that will air on television and on radio. The campaign was developed by the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning using federal traffic safety funds.
Troopers say many Michigan drivers do not observe the move over law.
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State leaders say traffic incidents are the top cause of death for police officers and emergency medical responders. Three of the last five Michigan State Police troopers killed in the line of duty were struck by a motorist during a traffic stop.