DPS warns drivers: move over – it’s the law

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

The Highway Patrol Division at the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) wants to remind motorists about the “Move Over Law”.

The law states that motorists must move over when approaching ANY vehicle with its emergency lights on. If a motorist is unable to safely move over due to traffic, the motorist must then slow down before passing ALL vehicles displaying emergency lights.

DPS Officers have been working extra hours in a campaign to enforce Arizona’s “Move Over” law and other laws designed to reduce accidents caused by motorists not moving over.

“This is an effort to educate the motoring public about the ‘Move Over’ law and other important laws that promote traffic safety. Our effort centers on both an enforcement aspect and an education component,” said DPS Capt. Pete Borquez.

Nationally, one tow truck driver is killed every six days on the side of the road. Also, twenty-three highway workers and one police officer are killed every month along the side of the road.

DPS will continue to aggressively enforce the “Mover Over” law and other traffic safety laws in order to save lives along Arizona highways.

DPS reminds everyone to drive with due regard for fellow motorists while carefully observing all traffic laws.

Staff (626 Posts)

There are news or informational items frequently written by staff or submitted to the Copper Basin News, San Manuel Miner, Superior Sun, Pinal Nugget or Oracle Towne Crier for inclusion in our print or digital products. These items are not credited with an author.


facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
facebooktwitterby feather

Comments are closed.

  • Stories Just Posted

    Pinal County Sheriff’s Report

    7 hours ago
    by

    The Pinal County Sheriff’s Report is taken from the daily logs, based on the information provided by deputies.


    Clerk explains property taxes

    7 hours ago
    by

    In response to the “Perception of a ‘new Mammoth’ is not a reality’ article by non-resident Dan Anthony: The facts are as follows.
    1. Mammoth is not spending 16% on property taxes:


    Mammoth Police Report

    7 hours ago
    by

    According to state law, police may arrest suspected offenders by two methods. The suspect may be physically taken into the department and booked into jail, or the arresting officer may write


    Hambly names students of the week

    8 hours ago
    by

    Leonor Hambly K-8 School has announced its Students of the Week for the week of Sept.


  • Stories Just For You

    The Power Shootout event set in Oracle

    8 hours ago
    by

    The Power Shootout took place in 1918, a time when patriotism was at a fever pitch. The United States had entered World War I in April of 1917.


    Copper Basin town to celebrate centennial

    9 hours ago
    by

    Copper Area News The Town of Winkelman will be celebrating the 100th birthday of its founding Oct.


    Massage, chiropractor, yoga and more coming to Superior

    10 hours ago
    by

    Saturday afternoon the Superior Chamber of Commerce celebrated the opening of a new store in downtown Superior with a ribbon cutting.


    Fun, family and fellowship found at annual Fiestas

    11 hours ago
    by

    The St. Francis of Assisi annual car show and fiesta was once again a large success.


  • Facebook

  • [Advertisement.]
  • Arizona Headlines & Current Weather

  • Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin