Video: Md. first responders raise awareness of state’s ‘move over’ law

One Frederick County Fire/Rescue firefighter shares his story of being struck at a roadway incident


By FireRescue1 staff

CARROLL COUNTY, Md. — The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office has produced a video highlighting Maryland’s move over law.

The video features dramatic footage of highway collisions and close calls involving first responders, plus the story of Firefighter-EMT Jeff Buchanan with Frederick County Fire/Rescue, Myersville Volunteer Fire Company, who was injured in a struck-by incident on a highway. Buchanan suffered a pelvic fracture and has resulting limited mobility but has been able to continue working as a firefighter.  

Carroll County Master Deputy Mario DeVivio shared that 78% of Maryland drivers are unaware of the move over law requiring motorists on the highway to slow down and move over as they approach emergency vehicles on the shoulder.

DeVivio and Buchanan remind viewers, “If you see lights on the shoulder, move over. It’s the law.”

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