Why is the wording of ‘Move Over OR Slow Down’ so important?

We have previously published an article about what is commonly known as the ‘Move Over Law,’ but the subject has proved to be contentious, so let’s look at the importance of the wording in more detail.

This post will focus specifically on divided highways.  Undivided roads often require much lower speeds from the passing vehicles, and in extreme situations, possibly even the need for drivers to stop. 

We will discuss the divided highway scenario by talking about a vehicle standing on the shoulder on the right.  Naturally, the lateral aspects need to be reversed if the static vehicle is on the left, beside the median.

This unmodified photograph was taken with a long lens from distance, and from two lanes away from the red pick-up truck. The truck driver easily could have changed lanes, away from the man on the shoulder but didn’t. The expression of the man on the shoulder says it all! [Copyright image, 2020]

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