Local police are going to be cracking down on drivers who don’t move over.

Gov.Andrew M. Cuomo announced a new week-long campaign to raise awareness for New York's Move Over Law, which requires motorists to drive with care, slow down and safely move over when approaching law enforcement vehicles, firetrucks, ambulances, tow trucks, construction and maintenance vehicles that are stopped along roads across the state.

"New York has zero tolerance for reckless, dangerous drivers, and with the launch of this new campaign, state and local officials will help educate New Yorkers on the importance of moving over for first responders," Cuomo said. "This campaign sends a clear message to motorists to obey the law, stay alert and help ensure the safety of men and women along New York roadways."

As part of the campaign, New York State Police will conduct a Move Over enforcement detail on the Thruway for motorists who fail to move over for emergency vehicles, tow trucks, and maintenance vehicles.

Beginning Monday through Friday, April 28, message signs will display reminders across the state and informational posters will be hung at Thruway service areas in support of the campaign.

On Friday, April 28, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., representatives will be promoting the Move Over law at the following service areas along the Thruway:

I-87 southbound
Between exits 16 (Woodbury Toll Barrier) and 15A (Suffern – Rte. 17N)

I-87 northbound
Between exits 17 (Newburg – I-84) and 18 (New Paltz – Rte. 299)

New Baltimore
I-87 northbound and southbound
Between exits 21B (Coxsackie – Rte. 9W) and 21A (Berkshire Section/to Mass Pike)

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