#HeadsUp: Local authorities remind motorists importance of “move over” law
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Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers and Laramie County firefighters snapped this photo recently along Wyoming’s I-25.
The photo is part of a re-emphasis on the state’s “move over” law. The law states that when emergency vehicles are working alongside the road, including traffic stops, motorists are required to reduce speed by 20 mph under the speed limit and move over if the farthest lane is safely available to drive in.
A spokesperson for the Highway Patrol told Facebook followers that WHP and other law enforcement agencies see folks not obey this law regularly. Not only could disobeying this law get you a hefty ticket, they say, it can also put those working alongside the highway in incredible danger.
Additionally, motorists are urged to use caution in construction zones, especially when crews are working. Earlier this week, a construction work near Billings, Montana was killed when he was hit by a truck.