Move Over & Slow Down Or It Could Cost You $400
If you see police, fire or tow emergency vehicle stopped on the side of the road with its lights flashing, move over a lane and slow to 10 mph below the posted speed limit if you can. If you don't, it could cost you $400. Michigan’s expanded Move Over Law took effect last week. The law applies to tow trucks, garbage trucks, utility and other maintenance vehicles that are parked on the side of the road with their lights flashing.
Just last week state troopers were hurt when their patrol cars parked on the side of the road were hit by passing vehicles. Fortunately, none of the officers were seriously injured.
If a driver breaks this law they could get a fine of up to $400. If a driver kills a first responder or maintenance crew they could spend 15 years in prison. State police beef up patrols at least once a year to crack down on drivers that don't give a lane.