The Searles-Ambrose Move Over Act was created to protect the law officers who risk their lives every day to keep our highways safe. In the past decade, more than 150 U.S. law enforcement officers were struck and killed along America's highways. Common sense would tell drivers at the very least to slow down when they see flashing lights at the side of the road. On a highway, it may be difficult to see emergency workers and officers on the side of the road. Moving over when red lights are flashing ensures the safely of these responders.
It's tragic that Califano's death was completely avoidable. The 12-year veteran left behind his wife, Jackie, and their three young children, Michael, 13, Christopher, 11, and Andrew, 6.
Signs along the highways have been flashing the new law to educate drivers. Ignorance of the law is no excuse!
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