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NHP cracking down on 'Move Over Law' after trooper nearly hit

Posted at 8:19 AM, Mar 18, 2019

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — It's been one month since a Nevada Highway Patrol trooper was nearly hit by another car while performing a traffic stop, and since then, NHP says something similar has happened 5 times.

"We're just extremely lucky [that] none of our troopers have been seriously injured," says Jason Buratczak with Nevada Highway Patrol.

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Now, NHP is sending out a reminder, slow down or move over when you see flashing lights on the side of the road.

"The side of the road is our work place, that's our office," says Buratczak. "That's where we go to work every day, and we need it to be safe for us and for our citizens."

NHP troopers say they plan to crack down on the state's "Move Over Law." The law says that whenever you see flashing lights on the side of the road, whether it's police, a firetruck, or a tow truck, move over to the far lane.