MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) -- They protect us on highways everyday and there are traffic laws meant to protect them, but WZZM 13 found drivers ignoring traffic laws and putting police and others in jeopardy.
This week, Michigan State Police are targeting Ottawa, Muskegon, and Kent counties to educate drivers about the "move over" law and crack down on those who continue to disobey it.
On a wintry December day in 2007, dash cam video shows where State Trooper Scott Wilber pulled over and was getting ready to write a report. Moments later, an oncoming vehicle failed to switch lanes and hit him on the side of the road.
"I felt something hit me in the small of my back," said Trooper Wilber in 2007. "First thought that went through my mind is I'm never going to see my kids again."
Six years later, Sgt. Nathan Grant is facing the same risks, despite laws meant to protect him and other state troopers.