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Governor Expected to Sign Move-Over Legislation


The state’s Move-Over Law is expected to expand to include disabled vehicles that are parked on the shoulder of a highway and/or parkway. The bill was sponsored by New York State Senator Lea Webb (D-NY52) and Assemblyman Kenneth Zebrowski of Assembly District 96.

Both members worked with AAA on working to have the legislation passed in the Assembly and State Senate.

“This bill will decrease the numbers of fatalities and serious injuries that occur due to crashes involving a stopped or disabled vehicle on our roadways.” Senator Webb said in a press release.


State law requires motorists to use due care, reduce speed, and when possible, move from a lane when approaching flashing emergency lights. The list included: Law enforcement, emergency workers, tow and service operators, and maintenance personnel.


Currently, there are 17 states in the nation that have laws enacted to protect stranded motorists on top of those with emergency flashing lights.

The legislation is expected to be signed by Governor Hochul and will take effect 180 days after her signature.

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