Georgia's "Move Over Law" | The Horsepower Lawyer

Move Over

looking out for the ones who look out for us


You have probably heard of O.C.G.A. 40-6-16 or the Georgia “Move Over Law” as it is commonly referred to – which requires all motorist to change lanes and “move over” when they see an emergency vehicle such as a police car, fire truck, or ambulance on the side of the road. This is, of course, to keep our emergency first responders safe and give them room to do their jobs without the fear of being hit by traffic.


But did you know that the this law applies to more than just police, firefighters, and paramedics?


Let's all lookout for the ones looking out for us and move over when we see the Tow Truck, Maintenance Vehicle, or Utility Truck on the side of the road.. Move over” when they see an emergency vehicle such as a police car, fire truck, or ambulance on the side of the road. This is, of course, to keep our emergency first responders safe and give them room to do their jobs without the fear of being hit by traffic.

Let's all look out for the ones looking out for us and move over when we see the Tow Truck, Maintenance Vehicle, or Utility Truck on the side of the road.


Find out more by visiting https://www.gahighwaysafety.org/highway-safety/move-over-law/






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