Move Over. It’s the Law.
All 50 States have “Move Over” laws to protect law enforcement officers and other first responders stopped on our Nation’s roads. Yet only 71% of the public are aware of these laws, and traffic-related incidents continue to be the number one cause of death among on-duty law enforcement officers.
Together with our law enforcement partners and State highway safety offices, NHTSA is working to increase awareness of these life-saving “Move Over” laws and highlight the need to protect public safety professionals who place themselves at risk to protect motorists.