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Gov. Cuomo Signs Legislation Expanding New York’s 'Move Over' Law

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation expanding New York's "Move Over" law.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation expanding New York's "Move Over" law. Photo Credit: File

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation expanding New York State's "Move Over” law to include volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers.

The measure requires drivers to slow down and move over a lane when approaching a vehicle with flashing blue or green lights being operated by volunteer firefighters or ambulance workers involved in a roadside emergency.

"Our first responders risk their lives day in and day out, often putting their own safety and well being in jeopardy, in order to protect their communities and their fellow New Yorkers,” Cuomo said. “This new law will help ensure that first responders are protected from avoidable hazards when responding to a roadside emergency.”

Previously, the “Move Over" law only applied to drivers approaching stopped police, emergency or hazard vehicles with flashing red and white or amber lights.

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