Move over! Expanded law protecting roadside workers takes effect

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LANSING (WJRT) (2/13/2019) - Michigan's Move Over Law expanded on Wednesday.

The law requires drivers to slow down to 10 mph below the posted speed limit and whenever possible move over a lane when they come across an emergency or utility vehicle on the side of the road with lights flashing.

Besides first responders, the law former Gov. Rick Snyder signed in November now applies to garbage trucks, utility vehicles and road construction crews.

The expanded law starting Wednesday replaces a requirement that drivers proceed with caution and move over when passing first responder vehicles.

A ticket could cost up to $400 for violating the law.

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