BOSTON (UKTN) – As traffic returns to pre-pandemic levels, nearly a quarter of all drivers say they are still unaware of the “Move Over” law in their state, according to a recent study.
The law is in effect in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, but an AAA study found that 23% of drivers surveyed had no idea.
It requires drivers to move and change lanes if you encounter a first responder assisting another driver on the side of the road. Too often, police, tow truck drivers and other workers are struck by distracted or impaired drivers.
AAA hopes the research will help raise awareness ahead of National Moving Day this Saturday.
Massachusetts enacted the “Move Over” law on March 22, 2009.
The AAA study found that among those who are aware of their state’s ‘Move Over’ law, “about 15% say they do not understand the potential consequences” for the violation.
Drivers who fail to comply in Massachusetts face a fine of up to $ 100.