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Cop Talk: What is the 'move over' law?

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Q: What is the "move over" law and when do I have to move over for law enforcement and other roadside vehicles?

A: Minnesota's "move over" law is also called the Ted Foss Law. This law was brought into effect after Minnesota State Trooper Corporal Ted Foss was killed by a vehicle that veered over and struck him while he was on a traffic stop in August of 2000. The new law was passed in 2001 after Corporal Foss' death.


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