VIDEO 1 TRANSCRIPT:
Trooper (standing in next to blue and gray VSP patrol car beside interstate):
“There are nearly 2,000 Troopers in Virginia. Each of us represents a unique and diverse background. But, there is one thing we all have in common. We all have been struck, or nearly struck, by passing motorists while performing our duties on Virginia’s highways.”
A 6-12-07 video taped traffic stop video plays here. It depicts an out-of-control vehicle striking a stopped vehicle and the attending police officer being very nearly struck.
“Remember Virginia; if you see an emergency vehicle stopped on the shoulder of the highway you must change lanes away from the stopped emergency vehicle. And if you can’t change lanes, you must slow down and pass with caution. It’s not just a good idea, its Virginia Law!”
Final clip shows Slow Down/Move Over Logo and penalty of $2500 or 12 Months.
VIDEO 2 TRANSCRIPT:
(Photo of Trooper Chapman)
My name is Trooper Kris Chapman and I want to remind you of Virginia’s “Move Over” law.
(Photo of Trooper Chapman's mangled patrol car after the accident)
I was hit by a drunk driver in February of this year. This accident could have been prevented if this driver was not drinking and driving and obeying Virginia’s “Move Over” law.
(Photo of Colonel Flaherty with Trooper Chapman in a wheelchair)
This year, several troopers have been struck on Virginia’s highways.
(Photo of Trooper Chapman smiling, recording the audio for this PSA at WMEV FM 94 studio in Marion, VA)
Remember if you see emergency vehicles stopped on the shoulder of the highway, you must change lanes away from the stopped emergency vehicle. If you cannot change lanes you must slow down and pass with caution. It’s not just a good idea, it’s Virginia law.
(Slow Down/Move Over Logo showing penalty of $2500 or 12 Months)