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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

No Teeth to NH "Move Over" Law

Here's part of the story from the Portsmouth Herald News:

If you've driven into New Hampshire on a highway recently, you probably saw the electronic signs reminding drivers to move over if they see flashing red, blue or amber lights.

The signs were put up by the New Hampshire Department of Transportation earlier this month to inform motorists of changes to the state's "Move Over Law," which requires motorists to "give a wide berth without endangering oncoming traffic" to public-safety personnel and vehicles when drivers approach an emergency or blockage on the highway.

As of Aug. 5, the law now includes the provision that requires motorists to give a wide berth to construction equipment, tow trucks and other vehicles which display a flashing amber, or yellow, light.

But the law could be considered more like "Move Over, please."

It carries no fines or penalties for scofflaws.

Read the rest here.

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