New law aims to protect officers who pull drivers over

A new state law aimed to protect police officers while they are stopped on the side of the road has gone into effect across New York State.

The Ambrose-Searles Move Over Act requires passing drivers to slow down or change lanes when passing an emergency vehicle that is stopped on the side of the road.

The act is named for two state troopers who were killed on roadway shoulders. One of them, Robert Ambrose, died back in Dec. 2002 when a speeding Jeep hit him on the shoulder of the New York State Thruway in Yonkers.

Drivers who break the new law could get slapped with a $275 fine and two points on their driver?s license.

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