Clanton Advertiser | Move-over law more inclusive

Move-Over Law More Inclusive
New fines went into effect Monday

By Scott Mims (Contact) | Clanton Advertiser

Published Monday, February 1, 2010

A new state law went into effect Monday requiring motorists to change lanes or slow down when approaching wreckers or any type of emergency vehicle stopped on the roadside.

Alabama drivers were already required to move over for highway patrol cars and ambulances, but now the law includes all vehicles with flashing emergency lights. It also has stiffer penalties.

Rep. Jimmy Martin was a primary sponsor of the bill.

"As far as safety goes, it's probably one of the best laws passed by the legislature in recent years," Jemison Chief of Police Shane Fulmer said.

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