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Move Over Law expands to all drivers in Virginia

New rules for drivers in Virginia are coming this summer.

Virginia Governor Youngkin voted this week to expand the Move Over Law.

Now, drivers will need to move over when possible or slow down for everyone not just law enforcement and tow truck drivers when they are on the side of the highway with flashers on.

The Move Over Law used to be in place for law enforcement, VDOT workers, or other roadside assistance vehicles but now it pertains to anyone pulled over on the highway in a stationary vehicle that’s displaying hazard lights, warning signs (like an emergency triangle) or flares, according to AAA.

The law is simple if you see a car stopped with flashing lights or flares on the side of the highway, move over into the next lane and if you can’t move over safety, simply slow down.

Read more here. This story is written and reported by our media partner WTKR.

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