Traffic Safety Enforcement

March 31st, 2017 at 11:11 AM

Traffic Safety

Our next traffic safety campaign will start April 1st and run through June 30th. Officers will be conducting enforcement for violations of the ‘Move over’ law. A.R.S. 28-775E states, “If a person who drives a vehicle approaches a stationary vehicle and the stationary vehicle is giving a signal by displaying alternately flashing lights or is displaying warning lights, the person shall do either of the following:

1. If on a highway having at least four lanes with at least two lanes proceeding in the same direction as the approaching vehicle, proceed with due caution and if possible, with due regard to safety and traffic conditions, yield the right of way by making a lane change into a lane not adjacent to that of the stationary vehicle.

2. If changing lanes would be impossible or unsafe, proceed with due caution and reduce the speed of the vehicle, maintaining a safe speed for road conditions.”

This statute applies not only to emergency vehicles but includes private vehicles as well. Oftentimes a car owner, or a tow truck operator, or a police officer will be near one of these stationary vehicles. Please drive carefully and remember to slow down and move over.

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