Get over when you see emergency vehicles on the side of the road or you will get a ticket.
There are no exceptions and there are no excuses according to DeWitt County Sheriff Mike Walker who indicates his office will be among many on Tuesday, April 16 to participate in statewide enforcement of Scott's Law.
The epidemic of drivers not getting over for emergency vehicles has resulted in a drastic spike already this year of officers being hit by passing cars and in several cases, fatalities have resulted. Sheriff Walker says this is a blatant disregard for authority and being distracted.
Sheriff Walker encourages motorists who are being pulled over to do their part and pull as far to the side of the shoulder as possible. While new tactics are being deployed for officers and deputies, motorists also protect themselves by practicing this advice.
The Sheriff indicates they will have specific details next Tuesday out specifically watching for motorists who do not follow Scott's Law and don't get over for emergency vehicles on the side of the road. He says Woodford County did this recently and they will use a lot of the tactics that were effective for them.