BOSTON (CBS) – As traffic returns to pre-pandemic levels, nearly a quarter of all drivers say they’re still not aware of the “” law in their state, according to a recent study.
The law is in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, but afound 23-percent of the drivers surveyed didn’t know anything about it.
It requires that drivers move over and change lanes if you come upon a first responder helping another driver on the side of the road. All too often, police officers, tow truck drivers and other workers are struck by distracted or impaired drivers.
AAA is hoping the research will help raise awareness ahead of National Move Over Day this Saturday.
Massachusetts enacted the “Move Over” law on March 22, 2009.
The AAA study found that among those who are aware of their state’s “Move Over” law, “about 15% report not understanding the potential consequences” for violating it.
Drivers who don’t comply in Massachusetts face a fine of up to $100.