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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

New Push for Move Over Law in MA to include Tow Truck Drivers

Here's an excerpt from a WBZTV.com story:
State Police say there are all too many crashes occurring on the side of the road where vehicles are pulled over.

As a result, there's a new push in Massachusetts for a Move Over law.

They come inches from tow truck driver Kevin Daly, who says he always keep an eye on the cars in the right lane as he hitches cars in the breakdown lanes.

"People still going by 80, 90 miles an hour like you're not even there," he said.

It's why there's a renewed push in Massachusetts for a Move Over law, requiring drivers to move to the left one lane when they see emergency workers on the side of the road.

Consider the breakdown lane is like an office for troopers, emergency workers, and tow truck drivers -- open the door and you're in the highway.

Forty-three states have passed a Move Over bill, but according to a recent study, more than 70 percent of Americans have never heard of the law.
Read the full story here.

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