PENNSYLVANIA'S MOVE OVER LAW
Luzerne County Traffic Ticket Lawyer
Move over laws were first introduced in the United States in 1994 after a paramedic in South Carolina was struck and injured at an accident scene. The paramedic was listed at fault; this led his work to create a law that protected other emergency responders while on the scene. The law states that when a driver notices an emergency vehicle with either sirens or flashing lights, the driver must move over by one lane, if this is not possible they are to reduce their driving speed by 20 miles per hour below the posted speed limit. An emergency vehicle includes fire trucks, ambulances, tow trucks, police cars, and any other vehicle that displays red and/or white emergency lighting or any vehicle displaying flashing amber lights.
There are many situations in which it is difficult to obey the move over laws of Pennsylvania, if it is not difficult to obey; it is confusing to know what to do. This law can be very tricky. The penalties for failing to move over for an emergency vehicle are about $120 in fines, depending on the Pennsylvania County, and three points on your driver's license. As points accumulate on your license, your auto insurance premiums generally increase. In addition, if your job requires you to operate a company vehicle, points on your driver license, and convictions on your driving record can cause you to lose your job as well as prevent further employment of the same kind.
Defense for Move Over Law Citations
At Mack Law Offices we know the difficulties that points on a driver's license, tickets on a driving record as well as tickets in general can bring great stress and anxiety to someone's life. It is important for you to know that if you pay the traffic ticket, you are essentially pleading guilty to the violation. It is further important to know that all types of traffic tickets and traffic violations can be fought against in court. However if you wish to fight a ticket, you will need the legal aid of a Luzerne County traffic ticket attorney from our firm. We have a successful track record involving thousands of case wins, and we know exactly what it takes to defend traffic tickets for Move Over Law violations.
Contact a Luzerne County traffic ticket lawyer from Mack Law Offices today for a free case evaluation and to discuss your options. We will answer our phone 24 / 7 - nights, weekends, and holidays!