reminder : MOVE OVER LAW in effect as of March 22

Posted by chief on 16 Mar 2009 at 08:31 pm | Tagged as: general



Don’t forget- effective March 22 there is a new law requiring that vehicles  move over to allow for the safety of stopped emergency vehicles- as posted last December when the law was passed:

Massachusetts  became one of the last States in the Nation to enact a ” Move Over, Slow Down”  law  pertaining to emergency vehicles stopped on the side of the road.

The law requires that vehicles SLOW DOWN when approaching emergency vehicles ( Police cruisers, Ambulances, Fire Equipment, Hghway Department Vehicles, and Wreckers) which are stopped on the side of the road with their emergency lights on. On a roadway with two lanes going the same direction, vehicles are also required to MOVE OVER into the outside lane when approaching these vehicles, if traffic conditions allow.  A violation could result in a $100. fine. Remember, when approaching an emergency vehicle with it’s emergency light activated, MOVE OVER, SLOW DOWN.

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