Move Over Law changing this week

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Whenever you’re trying to drive around a garbage truck, you need to be careful. As of this week, that’s the law.

The state’s Move Over Law is expanding November 1 to include recycling and waste collection vehicles.

The Move Over Law requires that, when possible, drivers change lanes when they approach a parked, stopped or standing emergency vehicle with flashing lights. When it’s not possible to get over a lane, drivers must slow down.

Currently, the Move Over Law applies for law enforcement vehicles, tow trucks, HELP trucks, roadway construction crews, roadway maintenance crews, and volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers.

Garbage trucks will be added to that list Tuesday.

Drivers who fail to move over or slow down could face up to a $400 fine and three points on their license. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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