Move Over Law Expands
The "Move Over" law which went into effect in January of 2012 has expanded to include other types of important vehicles.
According to the New York State Police, the law was put into place to protect law enforcement officers, emergency workers, tow and service vehicle operators and other maintenance workers stopped along roadways while performing their duties.
The law has been altered over the last few years to include other types of emergency workers and has now expanded to cover volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers. The law states that drivers must use due care when approaching an emergency vehicle.
According to WNYT, drivers must now slow down and safely move over for vehicles with blue or green lights which are used by volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers.
Since the law took effect, police report more than 79,000 tickets have been issued to drivers who don't "Move Over."
Please make note of the law change and always use caution when approaching any of the above mentioned vehicles on the road.