Transportation panel releases the so-called ‘move over’ law regarding emergency vehicles

TRENTON – The Transportation Committee today released bill A4262, better known as the “move over” law, which would require the Transportation Department to put up signs throughout the state warning drivers to change lanes when approaching a stationary emergency vehicle such as a tow truck  or highway maintenance vehicle that is displaying flashing, blinking, or alternating emergency lights.

While the bill was released from committee, two committee members, – Assemblyman Scott Rudder, (R-8), of Medford, and Assemblyman Scott Rumana, (R-40), of Wayne, abstained, largely because of the potential, unidentified costs and possible ineffectiveness.

“I’m curious what the cost will be….to put up more signs,” Rudder said. “I’m not sure putting a sign up will change the behavior.”

Rumana added, figuratively speaking, “I would like to find another avenue.”

 

Transportation panel releases the so-called ‘move over’ law regarding emergency vehicles