Thursday, March 4, 2010


Have you heard about these new laws being passed called "Move Over Laws"? Forty three states have passed “Move Over” laws, which require motorists to “Move Over” and change lanes to give safe clearance to law enforcement officers on roadsides.

My mom sent me an e-mail about a friend who got a ticket. A police car (turned out it was 2 police cars) was on the side of the road giving a ticket to someone else. He slowed down to pass but did not move into the other lane. The second police car immediately pulled him over and gave him a ticket. Apparently, it is not enough to slow down, if any emergency vehicle is on the side of the road, if you are able, you are to move into the far lane.

In California, the cost of the ticket is $754, with 3 points on your license and a mandatory court appearance.



Anonymous said...

Good grief!

Sounds to me like it's a plan for law enforcement agencies to pick up some cash to help deal with their budget deficits.

smalltownmom said...

I didn't realize that was a law. Thanks for the warning.