Liverpool (WSYR-TV) - Police were set up along Onondaga Lake Parkway on Friday morning, pulling over drivers who did not move over into the other lane to avoid a tow truck, with flashing lights, on the side of the road.
"I didn't move over for the tow truck over there," said Luis Navaro. "It makes sense, they're just trying to look after us - make it safe."
The Move Over Law was passed, in part, after an Onondaga County Sheriff's Deputy was killed back in November of 2003.
Deputy Glenn Searles was helping a stranded motorist on the side of I-481 when he was hit by a passing car.
"This is the most argued ticket that we write. Everybody has an excuse about why they can't move over. And if they could just understand what it's like for us to be on the side of the road when a car goes by you at 55 miles per hour," explained Lt. Curt Dailey. "It's scary and somebody else is going to die before we get the message across and I don't want to see that happen."
Recently, the law was expanded to include tow trucks and other vehicles with flashing yellow lights.
The Sheriff's Department held a similar operation last year and also wrote more than 100 tickets for the offense.