Expanded Move Over Law In Effect Wednesday in Minnesota
Minnesota is expanding the Ted Foss Mover Over Law, which requires motorists to move over or slow down when approaching emergency vehicles, tow trucks, road maintenance, and utility vehicles.
According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the Ted Foss Move Over Law used to only apply to four-lane roads but was expanded to now include 2-lane roads under a new law that goes into effect this week.
Regardless of the road that you're driving on, if you see the flashing lights from any of the vehicles mentioned above, you must move over to give them ample room to do their job. If another vehicle or other obstacle prevents you from moving over, you must slow down until you completely pass them. Failure to follow this law can result in a fine of over $100.
The Ted Foss Mover Over Law was named in honor of the State Patrol trooper who was killed while on the shoulder of I-90 in Winona in 2000.