The “Move Over” Law Is Expanding July 1
Starting July 1, 2017 this law will be expanded to include utility trucks, and garbage and recycling trucks that have safety lights flashing. The new Iowa legislation 2017 covers electric, natural gas, water, telephone, cable and certain other businesses and agencies.
The fine for breaking the law is $100 plus court costs. In 2016 there were 363 convictions in Iowa for violation this law according to Iowa DOT officials. More importantly is the risk a driver is taking of hurting themselves or others by not following this law. In 2015 there were 52 law enforcement officers killed in traffic-related incidents in the United States.
Stay safe this summer and remember to slow down and ‘Move Over’. Call Pothitakis Law Firm if you have questions about your personal injury.