New Move Over Law Is No Joke & Could Cost You $400
I was driving home from the east side of the state this past weekend and as I was on
I-94 eastbound, I saw a cop car pulled over to the right side of the road after pulling a driver over. His lights were on and I proceeded to get into the passing lane and dropped down to 60 mph. The Dodge behind me was getting a little too close as I could tell he was pissed at me. So he flew around me in the cruising lane, JUST as the cop was getting back onto the highway in the slow lane to continue his day.
His lights INSTANTLY went up again and pulled the driver of this truck over. The new Move Over law is intended to keep service workers and drivers safe while on the highway. There's no doubt that's why he was pulled over. His little temper tantrum just cost him $400. It's already been reported, Police have now expanded the law which requires that all drivers approaching stationary emergency vehicles with lights flashing must slow down to at least 10 mph below the posted speed limit. The Move Over Law now also applies to any maintenance and utility vehicles such as tow trucks, construction vehicles, and garbage trucks. The law has required drivers in the lane closest to those stationary emergency vehicles to move over, if possible, to give them more room to work and decrease the chance of an accident. THIS IS LITERALLY THE LAW. I'm not sure why he felt obligated to drive like a jerk, but this is what happens when you don't obey the Move Over Law. Be smart out there drivers. Look out for each other.