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Illegal Highway Crossover Use

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By KMVT News

Pocatello, Idaho ( KIFI-TV ) The illegal use of an emergency crossover on an Idaho interstate sent a man from Pocatello to the hospital Monday.

So this raises the question today: Is it ever okay to use those crossovers?

Idaho State Police Lieutenant Chris Weadick says the Department of Transportation creates crossovers for law enforcement, fire personnel, EMTs and tow truck drivers who need to get to car accidents.

He says regular motorists are not allowed to use them, even if you have car issues.

The best thing to do is to pull over on the right shoulder.

"We’ve run into many scenarios where vehicles are parked in those crossovers, and we are not able to do our job and be able to cross into that median and get going the other way," Weadick explains.

In Idaho, it is a misdemeanor to use a crossover.


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