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Posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2008 7:10 pm | Updated: 11:09 am, Thu Jan 24, 2013.

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) _ State police are looking for motorists who pass stopped emergency vehicles.

The crackdown follows a series of accidents in which passing vehicles hit and injured troopers.

Virginia State Police spokeswoman Michelle Cotton says a trooper has been hit by a passing vehicle every month since April.

On July 26, two troopers were injured in separate accidents while working on a traffic safety initiative.

Cotten says Virginia's move-over law requires motorists to move into another lane or slow down when they see a stopped emergency vehicle. Violators face a $2,500 fine or up to 12 months in jail.

Besides enforcement efforts, state police are talking with military personnel in Hampton Roads who might not be aware of the law.


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