Did You Know What The “Move Over” Law Is?
Did you know that every state in the United States of America has had a law that began taking effect state by state, starting in the year 2002, called the “Slow Down & Move Over” laws? These laws are not widely known among Americans and as a result many roadside workers lose their lives doing their jobs.
Statistics provided by the National Traffic Incident Management Coalition state that 200 roadside workers lose their lives annually along with 150 law enforcement officers. Mason Dixon Polling & Research states, according to a national poll, that 71% of Americans are unaware of any “Move Over” laws in their states. These laws state that drivers should reduce their speed and if able, move over to the next lane when emergency service, law enforcement or roadside workers are doing their jobs and vehicles are present with flashing lights.
Everyone here at Waseca Chrysler Center wants to help raise awareness of these “Move Over” laws and keep our emergency and roadside workers safe.