Mo. senator pushes for broader ’move over’ law
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri drivers could have to move over for more than just emergency vehicles under legislation pending in the state Senate.
The bill by Republican Sen. Mike Parson, of Bolivar, would expand the state’s “move over” law to include state Department of Transportation vehicles with flashing amber or white lights. Violators could face up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine.
The legislation also makes it a misdemeanor to pass another vehicle in an active emergency zone, defined as an area where emergency personnel can clearly be seen working. It also increases the penalties for traffic violations in emergency zones, including a fine of up to $10,000 for killing an emergency responder.
Move over law is SB568
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