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2008 Move Over Law Update


Spencer, IA – Anyone who has changed a tire next to 70 MPH traffic will appreciate the MOVE OVER law update that took effect July 1.

Since 2002, Iowa’s MOVE OVER law has required motorists to move over or slow down for certain stationary vehicles displaying flashing lights. This included patrol cars, fire trucks, ambulances, tow trucks, and road maintenance vehicles. Now this law will apply to motor vehicles displaying emergency flashing lights on the side of the road, such as passenger vehicles with hazard lights activated.

Here is a summary of the law, including the July 1 update:...

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