COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - Michigan State Police at the Coldwater Post and Trooper Jereme Miller, the Community Service Officer at the post, says MSP has launched a campaign to get drivers to obey the law and move over or slow down when they pass emergency vehicles stopped by the side of the road. State Trooper Drew Spencer barely survived getting struck by a wayward driver over the Labor Day weekend two years ago. Spencer says he doesn’t really remember it happening to him. He says the "Save a Life, Give a Lane" campaign is meant to raise awareness that drivers who don’t move around or slow down can be ticketed. 3 of the last 5 officers to die in the state were killed by drivers who struck them as they worked traffic crashes or were giving out citations.
The Michigan Department of Transportation will be shutting down most construction, as they usually do during busy holiday travel periods, but that doesn’t mean you won’t run into some orange cones. MDOT spokesman Nick Schrippa says there are some projects that are half done. Work will shut down this afternoon at 4 pm to allow the holiday rush to begin.