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California Move Over Law Campaign and Public Service Announcement (PSA)

Uploaded By: Bryan Smith Reference Number: AA-00290 Views: 2484 Created: 2015-01-22 17:26 Last Updated: 2015-04-14 18:49 0 Rating/ Voters

California motorists are required to take specific action when approaching an area on the freeway where emergency vehicles are present and displaying emergency lights. Known as the “Move Over” law, motorists are required to either move over to a lane not adjacent to the emergency vehicles or vehicle. If not practical or safe to do so, the motorist must slow down to a reasonable or prudent speed that is safe for the existing weather, road, and vehicular or pedestrian traffic conditions. This law is intended to protect emergency workers and personnel at the scene of an emergency incident or other situation where public safety personnel are present.


Caltrans partnered with CHP, the DMV, and the California Office of Traffic Safety to get this important safety message out. Resources available online include the PSA, press release, and media kit.

Agency/Organization (or Publication/Conference):Caltrans

National Unifying Goal (NUG) Strategies:Awareness & Educational Partnerships, Practices for Responder Safety, Move Over & Other TIM Laws
Industry Topics:On Scene Management\Quick Clearance, Outreach, Work Zones
Resource Type:Guidance & Policy
California Move Over Law.pdf 88.1 Kb Download File
Move_Over_Safety_Campaign_July_2011.pdf 0.1 Mb Download File
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