This week, a roadside assistance technician was seriously injured by a passing vehicle while providing service to a disabled truck along I-80 in Omaha.
To help protect those who are providing emergency assistance, AAA reminds all motorists to Move Over one lane for first-responders, emergency roadside assistance providers, and roadway workers and maintenance vehicles.
A driver approaching a stopped emergency vehicle with flashing lights and traveling in the same direction should vacate the lane closest to the vehicle.
If vacating the closest lane is not possible due to traffic or roadway conditions, a driver must slow to a safe speed while carefully passing those providing assistance.
Motorists in violation of this rule in Nebraska may be subject to a $100 fine. Motorists are encouraged to learn more about the Move Over law by visiting DrivingLaws.AAA.com.
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