|NJ MVC Chapter 4 - Safe Driving Rules & Regulations and the Move Over Law|
|By Ex-Chief Pierre Gauthier|
|January 13, 2018|
Chapter 4 - Safe Driving Rules & Regulations
Governor Signs Move Over Law
Governor Jon Corzine signed the Move Over bill, S-180, on January 27th and it became P.L.2009, c.5. This law requires motor vehicle operators to reduce the speed of their vehicles and change lanes when approaching an authorized emergency vehicle, that is displaying flashing, blinking, or alternating red and/or blue emergency lights. Drivers can be fined up to $500 if they don't veer away from police and other emergency vehicles on the shoulder of roadways. New Jersey joins more then 40 states in enacting the law.
You should consider posting messages on the announcement board outside your Station. Delaware has signs that read, "Move Over or Reduce Speed for Stopped Emergency or Maintenance Vehicles." Another suggestion, "Move over, slow down, pass by us cautiously." Possible add, "It's the Law.