Move Over Act Takes Effect Jan. 1


A new law will take effect in New York State on Jan. 1.
The Ambrose-Searles Move Over Act will require drivers to give police and other emergency vehicles room on the roadways and move from the lane closest to any vehicles on the side of the road with flashing red lights.
The act is named for two fallen police officers. Trooper Robert Ambrose was killed by a drunk driver during a traffic stop in 2002 and Onondaga County Sheriff’s Deputy Glenn Searles was struck while helping a stranded motorist in 2003.
If you can’t move over, state police recommend that you at least slow down to a safe speed.
Violators face a $275 fine and two points on their drivers’ license.

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