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Az reminds drivers to move over for emergency vehicles

Authorities are publicizing a little-known Arizona law that requires motorists to move over and slow down when emergency personnel and vehicles are stopped along the road.

The state Department of Public Safety says the so-called “Move Over” law is important for traffic and officer safety but remains relatively little known since being enacted in 2005.

The Department of Transportation will place 22 large signs about the law along highways around the state. The first signs are going up on Interstate 10 in the Phoenix and Tucson areas.

The law requires motorists on multilane roads to merge to a lane away from emergency personnel.

In situations where another lane doesn’t exist or can’t be used safely, motorists are supposed to slow down and use caution.

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