Moving Over One Lane - It Is Now the Law
- Written by Clifford F. Berman
Anytime you see a patrol car on the side of the road the new law states that you must try to move over one lane if you are able to give room to anyone trying to exit the vehicle. This law has come into effect in many states and is due to the numerous accidents that have occurred when someone was trying to exit their car while they were on the side of the road. They may have been trying to change a flat tire or making a quick car repair and were hit by a passing vehicle.
When you move over one lane it allows the patrol car and officer to pay attention to the vehicle and person who needs help and not always having to worry that someone is going to come to close to their side and hit them. Of course, if a driver does hit a pedestrian then the first thing they need to do is pull over and stop the vehicle, get out and make sure the person is alright and if not then call 911 so an ambulance can come to the scene to provide help to the injured party.
This is the time to make sure you have auto insurance with medical coverage as a benefit. Medical expenses can become very high very quickly and this is not something you would want to have to pay out of your pocket nor would you want to worry about being sued and taken to civil court. When you get your auto insurance quotes look to see what the additional cost would be to have medical coverage in case of an accident. Usually, the coverage is a certain amount per person. You can even compare auto insurance quotes to see if another company may offer their policy cheaper with the same benefit.
The biggest news breaker at this point is to make sure you know that the new law is in effect and if you see a vehicle broken down on the side of the road with a patrol car and police officer then move over one lane to provide them the additional space.
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