Friday, 17 of January of 2014

Why Virginia has a “Move Over” Law

By Rick Shapiro, Injury Attorney in Hampton

My colleague published an article in the Legal Examiner discussing why the “Move Over” law is important. For those of you who have never heard of the “move over” law, it basically requires you to change lanes and move over if there is a stopped emergency vehicle on the side of the road. Of course, the statute emphasizes that you must move over when it is reasonably safe to do so.

In the article, my colleague referenced a tragic accident that occurred on Interstate 64 (I-64) in Hampton involving a state tropper’s vehicle that was hit while it was stopped on the side of the road.

To learn more, read the article here:


The Move Over Law is on the books for a reason


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