Move Over Law Adds 2 ChangesAbstract:
Beginning July 1, 2010, Indiana employed their first Move Over law that penalizes motorists for travelling in lanes next to emergency response vehicles or police cruisers when they are capable of moving to an unoccupied lane. The Indiana State Police are spreading the word about two changes to the new law that are to take effect immediately. Motorists must reduce their vehicle’s speed 10 miles per hour under the posted speed limit if they cannot move to an adjacent lane safely. Also, the updated law now includes utility service vehicles. Adjustments to the Move Over law have been employed in order to protect emergency responders and utility service personnel as well as the travelling public. Violation of this law will result in a fine and a possible license suspension.
Publication Date: July 13, 2010
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Topics: Fines; Lane Occupancy; Laws and Legislation; Penalties; Speed Control; Temporary Traffic Control