New campaign brings 'Move Over Law' message to area movie theaters

Published: Jun. 4, 2016 at 12:08 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 4, 2016 at 12:11 AM EDT
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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The next time you head to a movie theater in the Richmond area, you might see a new public service announcement from Virginia State Police, reminding drivers to move over.

Friday kicks off the Commonwealth's "Move Over Awareness Month."

Governor Terry McAuliffe and Virginia State Police are reminding drivers to move over a lane when passing emergency personnel stopped on the road with their lights flashing.

In February, Virginia State Trooper J.T. Glasscock was hit and severely injured along Route 288 in Chesterfield near Lucks Lane. The trooper spoke about what the law means to him during Friday's event.

"If you see an emergency vehicle on the side of the road and you're not sure how fast you should be going, perhaps you should see that vehicle as one of your teenage children on the side of the road changing a tire and think about how fast or how slow you'd want someone to go in that case." Trooper Glasscock said.

So far this year, 14 law enforcement officers have been killed in traffic-related incidents this year across the nation.

The PSA will run during movie previews at several theaters across the Richmond area all month long.

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