Wednesday 19 Jun 2019

Highway Patrol Offers “Move Over” Law Reminder

(NORTH CAROLINA NEWS NETWORK) — After a Lumberton police officer was hit and killed while responding to a crash on I-95, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol is reminding drivers to slow down and move over if you see flashing lights on the shoulder.

It’s a law in all 50 states, but more than 71 percent of Americans do not know the law exists, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found.

Highway Patrol Trooper Brad Taylor tells WNCT News he’s had vehicles come within one foot of him during traffic stops.

The law protects state troopers and other law enforcement officers, emergency and utility workers stopped alongside of the highways.


  1. 300 block says:

    Police not the only motorist on the road, slow down if you any stalled vehicle on the shoulder.

  2. B. Knox says:

    They should post it on the lighted signs like the ones on the new 70 bypass when the signs are not needed for other uses. Maybe all across the state and maybe folks will finally get it.


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