The state of Tennessee updated its Move Over Law this year to include more types of vehicles.
The Move Over Law requires drivers to change lanes to avoid emergency vehicles on the side of the road when possible. When it isn’t possible, the law says drivers must at least slow down.
The new law now states that upon approaching any stationary motor vehicle that is located on the shoulder, emergency lane, or median and the vehicle is giving a signal by use of flashing lights, a person who drives an approaching vehicle shall:
Proceeding with due caution, yield the right-of-way by making a lane change into a lane not adjacent to that of the motor vehicle, if possible, with due regard to safety and traffic conditions, if on a highway having at least four lanes with not less than two lanes proceeding in the same direction as the approaching vehicle; or proceeding with due caution, reduce the speed of the vehicle, maintaining a safe speed for road conditions, if changing lanes would be impossible or unsafe.”