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"Move Over" Law expands to cover garbage trucks

Posted at 8:52 PM, Oct 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-27 20:52:49-04

Starting next month there will be some changes to New York's "Move Over Law".

Right now you're required to change lanes and slow down when you're approaching a parked or stopped emergency vehicle that's flashing lights.

Now the law has been expanded to included garbage and recycling vehicles.

The change comes after a garbage collector downstate was hit and killed on the side of the road last year. 

A violation of the "Move Over Law" is considered a moving violation and a driver could be fined up to $400 for multiple offenses and three points on their driving record.