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New York’s Move Over Law VTL 1144-a

There's a lot to think about when you're behind the wheel. But one thing you always need to keep in mind is the safety of others on the road. That's why New York has a Move Over Law, requiring drivers to slow down and move over when they see emergency vehicles stopped on the side of the road.

The New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law section 1144-a imposes 3 points on the driver's record for failing to move over or slow down for an emergency vehicle. Points can add up quickly and lead to license suspension, so it's important to always obey the Move Over Law. upon conviction in addition to the points the Court may impose fines and surcharges.

If you get convicted of a traffic infraction for failing to move over or slow down for an emergency vehicle, you may face insurance consequences. Your insurer may raise your rates or even cancel your policy if they feel you are too high of a risk. Make sure you always obey the Move Over Law to avoid these consequences and protect yourself and others on the road.

If you've been charged with a traffic infraction for failing to move over or slow down for an emergency vehicle, you may want to speak with a lawyer. A lawyer can help you understand your rights and options, and may be able to assist you with fighting the conviction or negotiating a reduced penalty.

The elements of VTL 1144-a can be complicated, but understanding them is important if you want to avoid a traffic infraction. The law requires drivers to slow down and move over when they see emergency vehicles stopped, parked or standing on the side of the road including in any shoulder lane. The law does require that the emergency vehicle does have there overhead emergency lights of the appropriate color activated and flashing to appropriately notify driver's of the nature of the vehicle. Failing to do so can result in 3 points on your driver's license and fines and surcharges from the court.

It's also important to remember that violating the Move Over Law can have consequences for your insurance rates and policy. Your insurer may raise your rates or even cancel your policy if they feel you are too high of a risk. Make sure you always obey the law to avoid these consequences and protect yourself and others on the road.

If you're looking for a lawyer, be sure to contact a lawyer who is experienced in representing clients charged under New York's move-over law and who has a proven record of success in handling such cases.

An experienced traffic court lawyer can help you understand your rights and options if you are charged with failing to move over or slow down for an emergency vehicle. A lawyer can also assist you with fighting the conviction or negotiating a reduced penalty. If you have been charged with a traffic infraction, it is important to speak with a lawyer who understands the law and can help you protect your driver's license and insurance rates. You have many rights when fighting a traffic ticket that you may not be aware of. An experienced lawyer can help protect those rights.

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