January 18, 2021
California ‘Slow Down, Move Over’ law expanded
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – Among the new laws becoming effective with the New Year is an expansion of the Slow Down, Move Over Law.

California drivers will be required to slow down or move over for all emergency response vehicles with flashing lights parked on the side of both city streets and freeways. Emergency vehicles include tow trucks and vehicles from Caltrans and other agencies, as well as fire trucks, police vehicles and ambulances working on the roadways.

California’s previous “Slow Down, Move Over” law applied only to vehicles on state and interstate freeways and highways. It’s now expanded to include all streets.

Those cited for violating the law will pay fines and penalties of about $238, with a point also added to their driving record.
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