Move Over Please


The “Move Over Law,” passed in 2006, is part of the “Failure to Yield to Emergency Vehicles Law” (T.C.A.55-8-132). It requires motorists to move over into the adjacent lane of traffic when it is safe to do so or alternatively to slow down for emergency vehicles. The law was expanded in 2011 to include utility service equipment to the list of vehicles for which motorists are required to either slow down or move over. Tennessee was the 30th state to establish a move over law which creates a safety zone to protect police, firefighters, other emergency personnel, and utility workers. The penalty for violating the law is a maximum fine of up to $500 and possibly up to 30 days in jail. Please, help keep our crews safe. When you see utility crews working, please move over.

T.C.A. 55-8-132. Move Over Law. Retrieved June 3, 2014, from