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Pulling Over for Emergencies this 4th of July

KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Over the 4th of July, holiday officers are asking you to look out for patrol cars or emergency vehicles pulled off to the side of the road.

At a serious accident like this one on Highway 397 in Finley, emergency workers often put their lives on the line as they stand on the shoulder. Troopers say that if you drive safely you will also help keep emergency workers safe.

It is actually a new Washington state law that if you can, you must move to the left lane if passing an emergency vehicle.

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