Driving – fun or stress?

The phase “If you can make it in New York you can make it anywhere”  generally referring to making a living but I think it should also include driving in New York. Driving could be fun but sometimes could be stressful in New York. Most New York  drivers are pretty aggressive when driving in the city and I think it is due to the fast pace lifestyle, the locals are always on the run except the tourists taking their time enjoying the city.We tend to drive faster trying to move away when we hear any siren being from the police, fire engines or ambulance.

When I drive  in California everyone will pull over as soon as they hear the siren even when it was coming from a distance. I’ve found out that one could be given a hefty fine if he or she did not slow down to 20 miles per hour or move over to another lane when they approached any emergency or law enforcement vehicle parked along the roadway. There’s still many people that still doesn’t know about this law. The law is enforce in most states in America and Canada except New York, Maryland and Hawaii.  New Yorkers please take note if you do a lot of traveling, New York doesn’t have this law but remember other state have it.

Move Over America

This law has been around for my years.

The law from: http://www.flhsmv.gov/SafetyTips/MoveOverTips.htm

  • On a two-lane roadway, you are required to slow to a speed that is 20 miles per hour less than the posted speed limit.
  • If the speed limit is 20 miles per hour or less, you must slow down to five miles per hour.
  • If you are driving on an interstate or roadway with multiple lanes of travel in the same direction, and you approach an emergency or law enforcement vehicle parked along the roadway, you must vacate the lane closest to that vehicle as soon as it is safe to do so. If you are not able to safely move over, you must slow down to a speed of 20 MPH below the posted speed limit unless directed otherwise by a law enforcement officer.
  • Violating the move over law puts both yourself and a public safety professional at risk.
  • Violating the move over law can result in a fine and points on your license.

You can also find out more at http://www.moveoveramerica.com/

  • On a two-lane roadway, you are required to slow to a speed that is 20 miles per hour less than the posted speed limit.
  • If the speed limit is 20 miles per hour or less, you must slow down to five miles per hour.
  • If you are driving on an interstate or roadway with multiple lanes of travel in the same direction, and you approach an emergency or law enforcement vehicle parked along the roadway, you must vacate the lane closest to that vehicle as soon as it is safe to do so. If you are not able to safely move over, you must slow down to a speed of 20 MPH below the posted speed limit unless directed otherwise by a law enforcement officer.
  • Violating the move over law puts both yourself and a public safety professional at risk.
  • Violating the move over law can result in a fine and points on your license.
  • BE WELL! 🙂

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