Every now and then we want to make sure we give our residents a bit of a refresher course to better keep them safe, especially on the roads.
Many people don’t seem to know about a very important Louisiana safety law, nicknamed the “Move Over Law.” Essentially, as the official wording below explains, it is the driver’s responsibility to move over or slow down when an officer is conducting a traffic stop or has stopped to assist when an accident has occurred.
“When driving on an interstate highway or other highway with two or more lanes traveling in the same direction, yield the right-of-way by making a lane change into a lane not adjacent to the parked vehicle, if possible with regard to safety and traffic conditions. If a lane change is not possible, the driver shall slow to a reasonably safe speed.”
There is a $200 ticket for people violating this law.
So remember to move over and help to keep our officers safe out there!