Save a Life and Move Over

Emergency personnel put themselves in danger everyday when responding to calls. With so many vehicles on the roads these days and people distracted by cell phones and radios, it is important to stay alert and pay attention when driving so you are ready if you encounter an emergency vehicle. All 50 states have Move Over laws regarding moving over for emergency vehicles and here are some tips to help you:

  • All Stopped Emergency Vehicles- All states have laws concerning stopped emergency vehicles and require drivers to slow down for the safety of emergency workers. Emergency vehicles you must slow down for include police, fire, ambulance, utility vehicles, tow trucks and more
  • Safety Buffer- When approaching a stopped emergency vehicle with its lights on, all states require drivers to slow down and move over. Give emergency workers as much room as safely possible with states requiring drivers to move over at least one lane
  • Law- Slowing down and moving over when approaching a stopped emergency vehicle is not just a courtesy, it’s the law. If you do not slow down and move over, you can be pulled over by law enforcement and receive a traffic citation

Here at Spirit Chrysler Dodge & Jeep, we want to thank all emergency workers for the work they do and please slow down and pull over to keep these workers safe.

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