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Move Over Law

Move Over Law

3327. Duty of driver in emergency response areas.

 
(a) General rule.--When approaching or passing an emergency
response area, a person, unless otherwise directed by an
emergency service responder, shall:
 
(1) pass in a lane not adjacent to that of the emergency
response area, if possible; or
 
(2) if passing in a nonadjacent lane is impossible,
illegal or unsafe, pass the emergency response area at a
careful and prudent reduced speed reasonable for safely
passing the emergency response area.
 
(b) Penalty.--Any person violating subsection (a) commits a
summary offense and shall, upon conviction, pay a fine of not
more than $250.
 
"Emergency response area." The area in which emergency
service responders render emergency assistance to individuals on
or near a roadway or a police officer is conducting a traffic
stop or systematic check of vehicles as long as the emergency
vehicle is making use of visual signals meeting the requirements
of Subchapter D of Chapter 45.
 
"Emergency service responder." An individual acting in an
official capacity as police officer, sheriff, deputy sheriff,
coroner, deputy coroner, firefighter, fire police, fire marshal,
medical examiner, deputy medical examiner, rescue personnel,
ambulance personnel, towing and recovery personnel, highway
maintenance and construction personnel, hazardous material
response team member or emergency medical service personnel.