The importance of the 'move over law' has never been more relevant as we head into the holiday season. 

Texas Department of Public Safety Senior Trooper Thomas Nipper 63, Of Morgan's Point Resort, was killed in the line of duty Saturday November 4th. While conducting a routine traffic stop, his patrol car was struck from behind by a Chevrolet Pickup. The crash took place in the Temple, Texas city limits. I saw the news this Friday, there was lots of local coverage of the funeral. Trooper Nipper was the 220th DPS officer to die in the line of duty since 1823 when the organization was formed. He leaves behind a wife and three children.

The men and women of law enforcement put their lives on the line everyday. Traffic stops are the one time that they are most exposed. There are so many dangers, from the people they are pulling over, to the other cars on the roadway. Don't be a part of the problem.This is a preventable situation, and you can help

Follow the move over law, slow down to 20 miles an hour below the posted speed limit, or just move over to the next lane. When you see a trooper, police, fire, ambulance, or even a tow truck, #moveover. It's the law and you could save a life.

Texas DPS