Cuomo puts focus on ‘Move Over’ law
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced a weeklong campaign to raise awareness of New York’s “Move Over” law, which requires drivers to use due care, slow down and safely move over when approaching lawenforcement vehicles, fire trucks, ambulances, tow trucks and construction and maintenance vehicles stopped along any road.
The law was established in 2011 to protect la- enforcement and emergency services personnel and has since been expanded to include a wider range of vehicles.
A state public service announcement featuring emergency and hazard responders will be shown on broadcast and cable stations throughout the state, in all 27 service areas along the Thruway and in 24 Department of Motor Vehicles offices.
State police Troop T, which patrols the Thruway, will conduct a “move over” enforcement detail on the Thruway through Friday.