Failure to Move Over for Police

Failure to Move Over for Police

Receiving a traffic ticket for failure to move over for law enforcement can be a huge inconvenience in your life but if handled improperly, this traffic ticket can lead to serious legal and financial consequences down the road.  Most motorists are under the belief that they do not need an attorney to handle their traffic ticket and in a limited number of instances they are correct.  However, in most situations a consultation with an attorney will keep more points off driving record and keep your insurance premiums lower than if you handled the ticket yourself.  Contact the Law Offices of Banks Huntley at (704) 910-6278 and find out how you can keep your driving record clean and more money in your wallet.

The North Carolina Legislature enacted the “Move Over Law” in 2002.   This law is an important law that is designed to protect utility workers, emergency personnel, and law enforcement while they are preforming their duties on the shoulder of a roadway.  The failure to follow this law will result in a mandatory $250 fine, court cost, points on your driver’s license, and an increased insurance premium.  While many motorists are aware of this law, they are uncertain of what action they are required to take when they approach an authorized vehicle on the shoulder of the roadway.

When law enforcement, emergency vehicles, or public service vehicles are on the side of the road and displaying their warning light, a motorist that is approaching on the same side of the road is required to do the following:

1)     Move the vehicle into a lane that is not the lane nearest to the public service vehicle and continue traveling in that lane until safely clear of the vehicle.  This only applies if the roadway has at least two lanes for traffic proceeding in the direction of the approaching vehicle and if the approaching vehicle may change lanes safely and without interfering with any vehicular traffic.

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2)     Slow the vehicle, maintaining a safe speed for traffic conditions, and operate the vehicle at a reduced speed and be prepared to stop until completely past the authorized public service vehicle.  This paragraph only applies if the roadway has only one lane for traffic proceeding in the direction of the approaching vehicle or if the approaching vehicle my not change lanes safely and without interfering with any vehicular traffic.

There are multiple ways to fight tickets for failure to move over for law enforcement, if you hire an experienced traffic ticket attorney. Mr. Huntley is in traffic court on a daily basis and has developed an outstanding relationship among prosecutors, judges, and fellow attorneys.  Mr. Huntley is a former North Carolina State Prosecutor and is able to look at your case from both sides of the fence.  He personally handles each case and will work with prosecutors to get your traffic matter dismissed or plead down to a lesser offense.  Often times Mr. Huntley can appear in court on your behalf so that you can avoid the long lines and drawn out process of traffic court. Mr. Huntley will attend to your case in an expeditious manner and will notify you of the disposition of your case once it has been handled. The Law Offices of Banks Huntley will be able to save you time and money.

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At the Law Offices of Banks Huntley, we offer a FREE Confidential Consultation with an experienced traffic ticket attorney at an affordable price.  We welcome the opportunity to speak with you in person or over the phone to discuss your traffic matter and give you advice that will be tailored to your particular situation.  Contact our firm today at (704) 910-6278, to keep your driving record clean and more money in your wallet.

 

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