Modified: April 14, 2016 2:45pm
Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard is reminding drivers to slow down and move over when they are approaching road construction crews on state, county, and local roads.
The original law was passed to protect emergency vehicles and first responders and in January of 2012, New York’s “Mover Over” law was amended requiring motorists, when approaching tow trucks and vehicles performing road maintenance, construction, or repair, to slow down and move over.
Sheriff Howard said, “We are in the period where numerous state, county, and local highway workers are filling potholes, removing winter debris from roads and shoulders, and performing road improvements so drivers need to be aware that the ‘Move Over’ law applies in these situations too.”
In 2015, Sheriff’s Deputies issued thirty-seven tickets to drivers who violated the Move Over law. Drivers who violate the Move Over law can face a $250.00 fine and receive three driver violation points on the operator’s driving record.