ANNAPOLIS, MD – Gov. Larry Hogan has declared November 8-14 as Crash Responder Safety Week in Maryland, supporting a national effort to raise awareness of the critical role motorists play in keeping responders safe as they perform their duties on the highway. Maryland officials will remind motorists to stay alert, move over, and slow down when approaching traffic incidents. Maryland’s Move Over law requires motorists to move over when approaching emergency, law enforcement, tow, and transportation vehicles that are stopped, standing or parked on a highway with their red, amber or yellow lights flashing. If it is not safe or feasible to move over, motorists must slow to a reasonable speed that’s safe for conditions. A violation is a misdemeanor carrying a $110 fine and one point on a violator’s driving license. If the violation causes a crash, the fine is $150 and three points. If there is a death or serious injury, the fine is $750 and three points. 

GOV. LARRY HOGAN