RENO, Nev. (775 Times, NV Globe) – The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office is urging residents of Northern Nevada to move over for first responders since January is Move Over Month.
In 2003, laws mandating drivers to yield to emergency vehicles come into effect. Since then, the scope of this statute has been extended to include accidents, roadside debris, NDOT vehicles, tow trucks, postal couriers, and pretty much everyone else who has pulled over.
Sometimes it may be impossible to move over due to heavy traffic or terrible weather. In that case, deputies advise driving more slowly.
“If you cannot safely move over to the lane next to you or further from the accident scene, just reduce your speed,” said Sergeant Kristin Vietti with the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office. “Be attentive, pay attention to what’s going on in the area, and just be really cautious as you travel through these areas.”
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