State Police Yarmouth to Conduct Move Over Initiative

Massachusetts State Police Media Advisory – 06112014 – State Police Yarmouth to Conduct Move Over Initiative

Tomorrow, between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., the State Police Yarmouth Barracks will be conducting public awareness in regards to the Move Over Law, on Route 6 in Barnstable. Tomorrow’s initiative will focus on improving the awareness and compliance of vehicles traveling on Route 6 eastbound, between Exit 6 and Exit 7. Massachusetts Department of Transportation will activate the VMS message boards to notify motorists as well.

Why Route 6? Route 6 is a two lane limited access highway. Several large sections of Route 6 have no breakdown lane. There are large sections of Route 6 that only have a narrow soft shoulder for emergency stopping. Due to the age and design of the roadway, it can be extremely dangerous for disabled vehicles, highway maintenance vehicles and emergency vehicles.

Troopers will focus on vehicles traveling on Route 6 approaching stationary emergency vehicles. Upon observation of infractions, troopers will have violators signaled into the Route 6 eastbound rest area in Barnstable to take corrective action. Troopers will be handing out pamphlets on Massachusetts General Law Chapter 89, Section 7C; the Move Over Law.

Media outlets are encouraged to attend and observe. State Police Barracks Commander, Lieutenant David Domingos, will be available at the rest area on Route 6 eastbound during this initiative to answer questions from the media.