Joined: 08 Feb 2008
Location: 4th Precinct Smithtown
|Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:32 pm Post subject: Ambrose-Searles 'Move Over Act'
Ambrose-Searles 'Move Over Act'
Effective January 1, 2011
Protects law enforcement officers and emergency workers stopped along roadways while performing their duties.
•Drivers must use due care when approaching an emergency vehicle that displays red and/or white emergency lighting.
◦On all roads and highways, drivers must reduce speed;
◦On Parkways and other controlled access highways with multiple lanes, drivers must move from the lane immediately adjacent to the emergency vehicle, unless traffic or other hazards exist to prevent doing so safely.
•Violations of this law are punishable as a moving violation.
Sgt Timothy Boyce
Suffolk Auxiliary Police
Patrol Officer, Unit 4