The left lane isn't just for passing anymore, that's what area State Troopers are saying in reference to a new law in effect in Wisconsin.
It's called the "Move Over" law, and it has to do with driving by a police car, emergency, or maintenance vehicle parked on the side of the road.
If you're on a multi-lane highway, you're required by law to switch lanes to give them room in that situation. If that's not an option, slow down.
The penalties for not following the law are stiff if you end up damaging property. You can be fined $225 and lose your license for up to two years.
The law applies even if the vehicle happens to be pulled over to the left of the highway. In that case, you would switch to the right lane.
Nearly 60 officers from the State Patrol have been hit by people who didn't give them adequate room to do their jobs on the highway.
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Flashing Lights? MOVE OVER!
For more information visit our source: http://www.dot.state.wi.us The Wisconsin Department of Transportation Web site, or you can call Major Huxtable of the Wisconsin State Patrol Division Headquarters in Madison at 608-267-9522, or your local law enforcement agency.
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