New York's Move Over Law Has Changed
Effective January 1, 2012
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 emergency lighting:
- 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.
- Violations of this law are punishable as a moving violation.