WINONA CO., Minn. – 14 years ago this week, the Minnesota State Patrol lost one of their own to an accident.
Trooper, Ted Foss was making a routine traffic stop on Interstate 90, when a motorist struck and killed him. Since then, the legislature has passed what’s known as the Ted Foss move over law. Basically it says drivers should move over if they see an emergency vehicle pulled over on the side of the road. However not everybody has been following it, “In the past five years 114 trooper vehicles have been hit by a passing motorist and 25 troopers have been injured. Move over is a common sense law, ” Chief Deputy of the Winona County Sheriff’s Office, Ron Ganrude said.
Law enforcement says with the Labor Day weekend nearly here, people should move over.