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Press Release

Move Over Public Reminder

Monday August 16, 2021

For Immediate Release

Officers share their crash stories to help spread the “Move Over” message.

Message to Drivers: Move Over. It’s the Law.

WHAT: Making a traffic stop, investigating a crash, or assisting a motorist are some of the most dangerous things law enforcement officers do. Every year, first responders are struck and killed along our nation’s highways and roadways by people who fail to give needed space to work.  Unfortunately some people think that moving over for emergency and or service vehicles is just a courtesy. The Utah Highway Patrol wants to remind motorists that moving over is not only the safest practice, it’s the law.

Within the last several weeks the Utah Highway Patrol has had two Troopers hit along Utah roads.  Both Trooper’s were stopped on the shoulder of the roadway when they were hit from behind by passing vehicles. The UHP family was lucky to escape both incidents without life threatening injuries. Those officers will share their experiences to help educate Utahn’s of why slowing down or moving over could potentially save a life.

WHEN: Tuesday Aug 17, 2021 at 1:00 pm

WHERE: 

Utah Highway Patrol Headquarters
4501 South 2700 West
Taylorsville UT, 84129

WHO: 

  • Utah Highway Patrol Administration
  • Move Over crash Experiences – UHP Troopers involved in recent crashes
  • Honoring Heroes Foundation – Ted Hartman, John Reed

VISUALS:

  • Officer involved crash pictures and video will be available on DPS Newsroom
  • Honoring Heroes crashed vehicle display.
  • Move Over educational video
  • Move Over banner, adds, and signs

MEDIA CONTACT:

Sgt. Cameron Roden
DPS/UHP – PIO
croden@utah.gov
801.554.5659

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MEDIA CONTACT

Joe Dougherty
DPS Public Affairs Director
Department of Public Safety
JDOUGHERTY@UTAH.GOV

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