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By Stephanie Thompson
People Editor 

Move over law takes effect


The WYDOT information sign between Green River and Rock Springs reminds drivers to move into the next lane when coming upon emergency or official vehicles at the side of the road. A state law mandating drivers to move over took effect July 1.

Motorists will not only have to move over for emergency responder vehicles, but official vehicles.

The new move over law, which went into effect July 1, requires motorists to move over for maintenance, construction and utility workers in addition to emergency responders like the Wyoming Highway Patrol, Stephanie Harsha, Wyoming Department of Transportation District 3 public relations specialist, said.

"Basically, it requires motorists to do what they currently do when encountering an emergency vehicle that is pulled over on the side of the road," Harsha said. 

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