From staff reports
The state’s new Move Over Law took effect Tuesday, and PennDOT is reminding motorists the law requires drivers approaching an emergency response area to move away from the area and lower their speed or face fines up to $2,000.
Under the new law, drivers who are unable to safely merge into a lane farther away from the response area must slow to at least 20 mph less than the posted speed limit.
Drivers must move over or slow down for all responders, including police, fire, and ambulance crews, as well as stopped tow trucks and maintenance vehicles. Additionally, a similar regulation requires motorists to move over or slow down when approaching a stationary trash or recycling truck.
More information on the Move Over Law is available at www.PennDOT.gov/Safety.