New Move Over Law is Now in Effect

Most Marylanders are aware of the hands-free driving law that went into effect October 1, but many motorists are not aware of another law that also went into effect that same day. According to a Maryland State Police press release, the “move over” law requires drivers approaching an emergency vehicle with its lights on to change lanes to an adjacent lane away from the emergency vehicle, if possible. Drivers who are unable to change lanes due to traffic are instructed to slow down to a reasonable and prudent speed. The goal of the new law is to help increase safety for police, fire and emergency medical personnel working on Maryland’s roadsides.

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