Be Sure to Follow Move Over Laws

December 29th, 2017 by

When you’re on the road, and you see that a vehicle has been in an accident, you may not know what to do to make the situation safer for other drivers. That’s why you should become aware of move over laws, which are one effect in all 50 states.

It’s best to change lanes so that you are farther away from the shoulder of the road. This frees up space for the vehicle to get to the side of the highway to wait for assistance. You should also follow these rules if an ambulance or roadside assistance vehicle is trying to get to the car that has been in an accident. If there is too much traffic for you to move into another lane, slow down so that you’re going 15 miles per hour below the posted speed limit.

Move over laws help to keep everyone on the road safer, and will reduce the chances that an emergency medical technician or law enforcement officer will be injured when assisting citizens. Stop in and learn more from our staff at McKay’s Chrysler Jeep Dodge in Waite Park, MN!

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