This law was put into effect to save lives of law enforcement officers, emergency responders and possibly yours as well.
While the penalty for violating a “Move Over” law varies from State to State to include costly fines and in some cases jail time, no matter what State you’re in, obeying the “Move Over” law could save someone’s life.
What to do when approaching an emergency vehicle with its emergency lights on?? –move over if you can or slow down if moving over isn’t possible.
This law is now a law in all 50 States and Washington, DC. The law varies from State to State, but generally, this is what it says:
When an emergency vehicle with emergency lights activated is stopped or parked on or next to a roadway, drivers approaching the emergency vehicle should:
1) make a lane change into an available lane not immediately adjacent to the emergency vehicle or
2)if unable to safely make a lane change, slow down to a reasonable speed for existing weather, road, and vehicular or pedestrian traffic conditions.
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