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Move over for this expansion of the ‘Move Over’ law in New York

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New York State’s “Move Over Law”, designed to protect police and tow truck operators on the side of the road, is set for expansion.


Proposed legislation could soon mandate drivers to slow down and move over for any vehicle parked, stalled, or standing on a highway’s shoulder.

The initiative seeks to further enhance safety on New York’s roads, responding to some drivers’ tendencies to ignore the existing law.

It now awaits the signature of Governor Kathy Hochul to become law.

The legislation comes in response to a disturbing statistic; AAA reported that from 2016 to 2020, 1,700 people nationwide were struck and killed outside disabled vehicles, including 37 fatalities in New York State alone.