Move Over Laws Protect Motorists Like You

The interstate highway’s network of bridges, roads, and underpasses handle a wide variety of vehicles, including those carrying hazardous materials. Trucks carrying high-risk chemicals have lots of security features and may even be armored. However, this should not lull ordinary drivers into a false since of security. Dangerous goods transported by commercial drivers can include the following:

  • Radioactive materials
  • Corrosive substances such as hydrochloric acid, which is commonly used in toilet bowl cleaners.
  • Flammable solids, liquids, and gases such as propane and crude oil.
  • Fireworks and ammunition

To help workers move these materials safely, Move Over laws require that drivers maintain caution when such vehicles are provisionally stalled on the shoulder lane of the highway. The same law also applies to police vehicles, fire trucks, tow trucks, and other emergency responders. The chances of you seeing such vehicles in Baton Rouge are high, so be sure to exercise vigilance when driving on the expressway. For a personal discussion about Move Over laws, drop by Brian Harris BMW at your convenience. We are here to help you stay safe!

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