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CLEVELAND -- Ohio State Highway Patrol Sgt. Adam Doles knows thinks about it every time he steps out onto the side of the road: what will the other cars do?

He's had close calls before, even recently.

"A car entered Bellaire onto I-71 going southbound and nearly struck me. I had to jump into my car to avoid him," he said. "Kinda scares you sometimes when you get buzzed by a car and its very close to you."

It's why Doles and the rest of the OSHP are trying to remind drivers to just move over, like the law says. This year, Ohio has expanded the law to include tow-trucks, maintenance workers and construction crews, as well as other roadside vehicles with flashing lights.

As construction season begins, be aware that troopers will be watching for drivers to comply.

"It doesn't matter what road you're on…highway, side road, county road, or a state route, we expect you to move over," said Sgt. Doles.

Ohio's transportation department says there were 4,093 crashes in work zones last year, including 17 deaths.

But in talking to drivers at a rest stop along I-71, we found the new law is somewhat unknown.

Let the flashing lights on the shoulder be your reminder.

"When there's a tow truck pulled over and all that stuff, I always move over anyways," said driver Karen Martin. "Whether there's a stranded vehicle by themselves, or whoever it might be."

"We should be careful so that we can take care of them, their families, as well as ours," said truck driver Muhammad Baig.

Read more about the new law here.

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