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SCPD: 28 Tickets in Two Hours on North Ocean Avenue

SCPD: 28 Tickets in Two Hours on North Ocean Avenue

Coram - (WALK) New York's "Move Over Law"was enacted two years ago, but many Long Island drivers apparently didn't get the memo.

Suffolk police conducted a two-hour traffic law enforcement exercise on County Road 83 (North Ocean Avenue) in Coram and Mount Sinai Tuesday morning, and issued 28 summonses, including 16 tickets to drivers who violated New York State's Move Over Law.

The Move Over Law requires drivers must use care whan approaching an emergency vehicle displaying its emergency-lighting.  On Long Island, on the L.I.E., the state parkways, and other controlled-access highways with multiple lanes, drivers must "move over" to another lane when approaching an emergency or hazard vehicle, unless traffic or other dangers prevent moving safely.

The enforcement exercise was conducted by officers of the Suffolk police 6th Precinct between 9:00 and 11:00 a.m.  During those two hours officers issued 16 "Move Over" tickets, five tickets for speeding, and two drivers were cited for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, according to police.

Photo: Highway Patrol Images


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