New law requires drivers to give wreckers room

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A new law requires drivers to move over or slow down when passing a tow truck or a wrecker working the shoulder of the road with its lights flashing.

Motorists can be fined $206.50 under the addition to the state's Move Over Law.

The law was passed in 2002 to require drivers change lanes if a law enforcement car is on the shoulder of the road with lights flashing.

If a lane change is not safe the law calls for the driver to slow down to a safe speed until past the emergency vehicle.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol records show troopers wrote 387 tickets to drivers who failed to follow the law.

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