Whitman County Gazette - Serving Whitman County since 1877

By Victoria Fowler
Gazette Reporter 

Move over reminder for Whitman County drivers


October 3, 2019

Graphic from Whitman County Sheriff's Office Facebook page.

On Friday, Sept. 27, the Whitman County Sheriff's Office shared a state law reminder on social media reminding those in the county about moving over for emergency vehicles.

In the post it shows that cars driving towards an emergency vehicle, must move over into the other lane at least 200 feet before they pass the emergency vehicle and continues to 200 feet passed the stopped vehicle. If there is no additional lane to change to it is recommended for drivers to slow down 10 mph under the posted speed limit.

This law doesn't just apply towards police, ambulance and fire trucks, other vehicles...

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