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Move Over to Protect Utility, Emergency Workers

Help keep linemen safe. 

When you see a utility vehicle on the side of the road with its emergency lights flashing, be sure to move over a lane.  If you can’t move over, slow down. 

Move Over Laws, like those in Georgia and across the U.S., help protect emergency and utility workers from passing vehicles while protecting them from accidents. 

If you can’t move over a lane because it would be unsafe – because other vehicles are in the lane or you’re on a two- lane road – then you’re required to slow down to a “reasonable and proper speed” that’s less than the speed limit. In those cases, be prepared to stop.

To learn more about Georgia's Move Over Law, visit gahighwaysafety.org.