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The majority of us who are employed probably go about our work days without giving much thought to our safety on the job. That's because only a handful of careers are inherently dangerous. But imagine if you had to do your job while cars and trucks hurtled past you mere inches away at speeds in excess of 70 miles per hour. For Alabama first responders, that's their office. To help keep them safe, Alabama has a "move over" law that requires motorists to change lanes or, if they can't do that safely, slow down by at least 15 miles an hour when they see an emergency vehicle on the shoulder of the road. Recently, an Alabama police officer captured video of motorists on I-65 blatantly violating this law while he was assisting a woman whose car had broken down. If the $25 fine plus court costs isn't enough to make you obey the law then remember this: Alabama's first responders are out there working to keep us safe and when you violate the move over law you put them in even more danger than they already face. So obey the law, move over, slow down, and keep them safe. I'm Vanessa Oubre and that's my take. What's yours?
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