IT’S NOT JUST NICE IT’S THE LAW SO MOVE OVER OR SLOW DOWN
If you see an emergency worker on the side of the road such as a police officer, an ambulance driver, or a tow truck driver and they have their emergency flashers on it would be very courteous of you to move over into the other lane or slow down when passing. Not only would this be very courteous of you, it is also the law in all 50 states.
If you were unaware that Move Over or Slow Down law existed don’t worry you are not alone. Unfortunately, more than 71% of drivers in the U.S. are not aware that these laws are in effect across the entire nation. That is why the staff here at Weber BMW wants to share this information with you so we can raise awareness and make the roads safer.
Next time that you see emergency workers roadside remember that you must move into the other lane while passing them. If you are unable to do so then you are required by law to slow down to 15 miles below the posted speed limit when passing to increase safety.