One of the most dangerous places for police, state troopers, emergency responders and maintenance personnel is on the side of the road. Hundreds each year are injured or killed by motorists while working along the nation’s highways. Alabama’s Move Over Law requires you to safely move over when you see flashing lights on the roadside. And if you can’t move over, slow down!
Alabama’s Move Over Law states that: When an emergency vehicle using any visual signal is stopped or parked on or next to a roadway, drivers approaching the emergency vehicle should (1) make a lane change into an available lane not immediately adjacent to the emergency vehicle; or (2) if unable to safely make a lane change, slow down to a reasonable speed for existing weather, road, and vehicular or pedestrian traffic conditions.
What you can do!
Drive Cautiously and look out for pedestrians or vehicles on the side of the road.
Move Over when clear to change lanes.
Slow Down to a reasonable speed for existing weather and road conditions.