Changing Lanes for Any Roadside Workers is Now the Law

Most motorists have no idea that the Move Over law is on the books in all 50 states. These laws are meant to protect roadside workers from being struck and killed by drivers, but sadly, most drivers have never even heard of these laws. In a national poll that was sponsored by the National Safety Commission, over 70 percent of all drivers in the US never even heard of such a law.

The National Traffic Incident Management Coalition says that unless more awareness about the Move Over laws occurs, then another 200 roadside workers will lose their lives this year by being struck by motorists. The law is extremely simple, see a worker on the side of the road, slow down and start safely moving your vehicle to another lane so they are safe to work.

It is our hope at Bert Smith BMW that we can bring more awareness to the Move Over laws right here in our state.

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