What You Need To Know Before You Go

A record-setting one million North Carolinians are expected to travel this Independence Day weekend, according to AAA. With more cars on the road, the State Highway Patrol says there is more danger on the road. That's why troopers will be out in force this weekend, looking for speeding and overly-aggressive drivers. Effective July 1, the fines for violating the state's Move Over Law will also double, going from $125 to $250. Troopers say the total cost is closer to $360 when you included court costs. The Move Over Law requires drivers to get into the other lane when passing an emergency vehicle stopped on the side of the road. Troopers say, if there is no other lane to move over to, drivers should slow down and proceed with caution.

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