Michigan police make 193 stops, 13 arrests in ‘Move Over’ law enforcement in Metro Detroit

Speeding was top violation

Michigan State Police vehicle. (WDIV)

Michigan State Police, along with a few local police departments, conducted an enforcement zone with a focus on the state’s “Move Over Law” this week on multiple freeways in Metro Detroit.

Michigan State Police reported the results of the one-day crackdown on I-94, I-96 and I-696. Farmington Hills, Livonia and Romulus police departments were also involved.

Out of 193 total stops, here’s how the stats breakdown:

  • Failed to move over: 44
  • Speeding: 99 (Top speed was 107 mph)
  • Texting and driving: 8
  • Not wearing seatbelt: 7
  • Other violations: 14
  • Warnings given: 100
  • Arrests: 13 (7 felony arrests and 6 misdemeanor)

Michigan’s expanded “Move Over” law took effect back in 2019, which required drivers to slow to 10 mph below the posted speed limit, as well as to yield their lane, when passing police or emergency vehicles on the side of the road. Violations would be a civil offense subject to a $400 fine.

Related: Police detain 3 women, 2 men, seize 3 guns as ‘Operation Candy Man’ continues in Metro Detroit

About the Author:

Ken Haddad is the digital content and audience manager for WDIV / ClickOnDetroit.com. He also authors the Morning Report Newsletter and various other newsletters. He's been with WDIV since 2013. He enjoys suffering through Lions games on Sundays in the fall.