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New law requires us all to 'move over'

Jan 01, 2011 1:25 pm
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="200" caption="Pull over or move slow when you see this from now on."][/caption]A new state law designed to protect law enforcement, fire personnel and emergency workers took effect today, January 1, 2011, that requires motorists to move over or slow down when approaching a parked authorized emergency vehicle with emergency lights flashing. The law obligates drivers to move over to the lane that is farthest from where the emergency vehicle is pulled over. On single lane roads, drivers are required to slow down and take care to pass emergency vehicles at a safe distance. Violators will face fines and points charged against their driver’s license.The Ambrose-Searles “Move Over” Act honors the memory of State Trooper Robert Ambrose and Onondaga County Deputy Glenn Searles, who lost their lives while serving the public. This report was culled from an online notice found at the Mid-Hudson News Network.