Did You Know There Are Move Over Laws in Effect?

You're driving on the highway on your way to work in Katy, TX and a car is pulled over by a police officer. Do you know what the law expects of you? Most drivers ignore the situation, whirring by the scene at full speed. Some slow down to check out the action but don't bother to change lanes. Anyway, the car and the police vehicle are both on the shoulder of the road, so it's business as usual, isn't it?

Every one of these drivers may be in violation of Move Over laws. Like most people, you may not know these laws exist. However, every state has them. If an emergency vehicle pulls over on the roadside, you and other drivers must change lanes to provide as much room as feasible. It's not always possible to change lanes, but you are still expected to slow down to about 15 mph less than the effective speed limit.

More than 150 U.S. law enforcement officers have been killed since 1997 after being struck by vehicles along America's highways, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. So Momentum BMW West is trying to raise awareness, and you can help save lives by moving over and slowing down when you see a police officer with a pulled over vehicle.

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