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New Bill Increases Penalty For Not Moving Over


Hanover Fire and EMS Lt. Brad Clark was killed in October of last year while providing roadside assistance during Tropical Storm Michael. Melissa Clark is his widow. “Nothing can bring my beloved husband back to me and our girls but what we can do going forward is make a commitment to bring about change and awareness to the epidemic of distracted driving and the failure to move over.” Republican Delegate Chris Peace of Hanover patroned the legislation that would raise the penalty for such offenses. “In 2017 there were 1,500 convictions for this but we’ve seen an uptick, 1,600 now.” Peace has also introduced a bill that would create a special license plate to build awareness of the law and remind drivers to Move Over. Clark’s family also supports hands free cell phone requirements for motorists.