The Move Over law will include transportation, service and utility vehicles including waste and recycling trucks with yellow or amber flashing lights or signal devices. This addition to the law will join the other already protected emergency response and enforcement vehicles including tow trucks.
This new law requires drivers to move over to another lane if available when approaching vehicles with red, yellow or amber flashing lights that are stopped or parked along the highway. If the driver is unable to make a lane change, then it is required to slow to a prudent speed that is safe.
The county is hopeful that this change in the law will help protect all public and private crews working along the roads.
The Maryland law takes effect October 1, 2018. A violation of the Move Over law is a misdemeanor with a fine of $110 and a point against the driver's license.