Move Over and Slow Down! Reminder of NYS Move Over Law
 
By Rye FD
July 11, 2012
 

The Rye Fire Department would like to remind you to move over and slow down! It's the Law!
The New York State Move Over Law Protects law enforcement officers, emergency workers, tow and service vehicle operators and other maintenance workers stopped along roadways while performing their duties.

* Drivers must use due care when approaching an emergency vehicle that displays red and/or white and/ or blue emergency lighting:
o On all roads and highways, drivers must reduce speed;
* On Parkways and other controlled access highways with multiple lanes, when approaching an emergency vehicle that displays red and/or white emergency lighting or a hazard vehicle displaying flashing amber lighting, drivers must move from the lane immediately adjacent to the emergency or hazard vehicle, unless traffic or other hazards exist to prevent doing so safely.

Source: New York State Police

 
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