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Democrat Turns Road Safety Stickers into Political Joke

MARCH 7, 2006 - Posted at 7:46 a.m. CST

 

JEFFERSON CITY, MO - A bumper sticker campaign reminding Missouri drivers to steer clear of emergency vehicles has prompted a partisan dust-up.

The Highway Patrol printed 18,000 bumper stickers with the words, "Emergency Vehicle.  MOVE OVER.  'It's the Law.'"  Governor Blunt's administration ordered the stickers placed on all state vehicles, whether or not they're used in emergencies.

State Senator Chuck Graham calls that a waste of time and money.  The Columbia Democrat says the real message is that Blunt, a Republican, should "move over" as governor.

A Blunt spokesman says Graham's comments are a "slap in the face" to law officers.

As it turns out, the Highway Patrol is cutting the words "emergency vehicle" off some of the bumper stickers to avoid public confusion.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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