Changing Lanes for Emergency Workers is More Than Just Polite, It's the Law

Have you ever had a vehicle break down and leave you stranded on the side of the highway? The scariest part of the experience is watching cars flying by at full speed within a few feet of your car. You really appreciate the polite drivers who change lanes to give you a little extra space.

Imagine what it's like for the tow truck driver who came to your rescue, who has to work on the side of a busy highway every day!

Changing lanes for roadside workers is not just polite – it's actually the law. All 50 states have enacted a "Move Over Law." West Islip drivers are required to change lanes for vehicles with their emergency lights flashing, including:

  • Tow trucks
  • Ambulances
  • Law enforcement

Next time you see a roadside emergency vehicle helping out a family in need, be courteous. Atlantic Audi West Islip recommends you change lanes if possible, or reduce speed and stay alert.

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