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Move Over Law


Maine law requires that you move over when possible, (if not, SLOW DOWN) for emergency vehicles such as ambulances, police cars and tow trucks. Starting on October 25, 2023 in Maine the law includes any disabled vehicle.

An average of 60 emergency responders are struck and killed by vehicles while working at the roadside each year – meaning 5 people in this line of work are killed, on average, every month. Nearly 1 person each day (350 annually) are struck and killed outside a disabled vehicle each year in the United States. Despite being passed in all 50 states, 71 percent of Americans are unaware of Move Over laws that require drivers to reduce their speed and switch lanes to protect these workers and in some states like Maine, motorists of disabled vehicles waiting for help to arrive (NHTSA).

Check out this Public Service Announcement by AAA about the the dangers of NOT moving over.

Click here to see public service announcement