Understanding Move Over Laws

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​You may have seen emergency workers driving around Porterville’s roads and highways. They have helped save countless lives, and even risk their own lives while on duty. The risks involved in their line of work often occur at the scene of the traffic accidents they attend to, and that is where Move Over laws come into play.

Move Over laws dictate that all drivers must yield to any service vehicles or emergency personnel at the scene of any incidents that happen on highways and roads. Every state in the U.S. has implemented Move Over laws. Drivers that fail to reduce speed and move into another lane can face penalties. In fact, some states have doubled the fines for drivers that hit emergency vehicles while they are stationary.

Porterville Chrysler Jeep Dodge asks that you move over whenever you encounter any automobile accidents, hazard lights, road construction, and emergency vehicles. Moving over for emergency personnel is no longer just a courtesy. It's the law!

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