January 17 Starts The New “Move-Over Law”
[Bob Joseph/WNBF News][/caption]So you're bee-bopping down the road and you see a weird looking SUV with a bar light on top? Now, is that an emegency vehicle or not? Better question yet...
"Do I legally need to pull over for them when they’re on the side of the road?"
Starting on January 17 the answer is yes. The law originally ordered drivers to slow down and/or move over for stopped emergency vehicles. Even if they only have an amber light. Now the law will include police vehicles, ambulance, fire trucks, and construction vehicles.
Also!! The “Move-Over Law” will be begin to expand to include more vehicles this year. According to the New York State website:
The bill would require all motor vehicle operators to exercise due
care to avoid colliding with a vehicle parked, stopped or standing on
the shoulder or any portion of a roadway while displaying a revolving
blue light or revolving green light as authorized by law. The bill
also would require that, on parkways and controlled access highways,
due care would include moving from the lane containing or adjacent to
the shoulder where such vehicles are parked, stopped or standing.
(Via: Brianna Case/WBNG.com)