Fines for violators of the Mover Over Law can run from $50 to upwards of $500 with some states requiring jail time and additional court costs. These penalties and others are in place to protect the lives of emergency responders and law enforcement officers who save lives every day.
According to a national poll by Mason Dixon Polling & Research, sponsored by the National Safety Commission:
- 71 percent of Americans have not heard of “Move Over” laws;
- 86 percent support enacting “Move Over” laws in all 50 states; and
- 90 percent believe traffic stops and roadside emergencies are dangerous for law enforcement and first responders.
Forty three states have passed “Move Over” laws, which require motorists to “Move Over” and change lanes to give safe clearance to law enforcement officers on roadsides.