NHDOT and NH State Police Urge Motorists to Obey State’s Move Over law

Some major incidents and several narrow escapes on NH highways, highlight the need for motorists to obey NH’s Move Over law when approaching any stopped traffic that involves law enforcement and emergency response vehicles.
A NH State Police cruiser was rear-ended by a car on Interstate 89 in Grantham while the trooper was outside the cruiser checking on an abandoned car. Earlier this summer, a NH Department of Transportation truck parked on the shoulder of the Laconia Bypass was struck by a car not far from where the survey crew was working. The State Police cruiser and the NHDOT vehicle had their emergency lights flashing, both drivers of the cars that struck the parked vehicles, were injured.
New Hampshire state law (265:37-a) requires reducing speed when approaching an emergency with emergency vehicles, obey the directions of any authorized personal, and vacate any lane fully or partially blocked.

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