(Versailles, Ind.) - There are a couple new laws in effect that could lead to a ticket for some Hoosier drivers if they don’t obey.
According to Indiana State Police at the Versailles Post, Indiana’s 1999 “Move Over” law will require drivers who come upon a stopped emergency vehicle or highway maintenance vehicle with its lights displayed to move over at least one lane away.
As of July 1, motorists will be required to reduce their speed to 10 MPH below the posted speed limit when moving a lane over is impossible.
Another new rule of the road is called the “Move It” law. Drivers involved in car accidents that don’t involve injuries are now required to pull off the road or highway nearby if possible. Such a move would help alleviate traffic jams caused by accidents and keep emergency responders and crash victims out of harm’s way in the middle of moving traffic.
The Indiana State Police say these laws can be found in their entirety in the following Indiana Codes:
9-21-8-35-Move Over law
9-26-1-2-Move It law
Or go to http://www.in.gov/legislative/ic/code/ and enter the above codes into the box on the right side of the page.