Motorists must “move over”

RBC I Colorado’s “Move Over” law stipulates required driver response to approaching emergency response vehicles as well as those stopped along the roadways.In summary, when emergency vehicles are approaching on a non-divided highway, all vehicles are required to move to the right side of the roadway and stop, clearing a path for the emergency vehicle to have the right-of-way. On a divided highway, those vehicles traveling the same direction as the emergency response vehicle are required to pull over to the right and stop until the vehicle passes. In the case of emergency or response vehicles stopped along the roadway, including maintenance trucks and vehicles from CDOT, counties and municipalities, the Move Over law requires drivers to slow down and drive responsibly when on two-lane highways, and on divided multi-lane highways to slow down and move to a lane away from the emergency vehicle to allow maximum clear space for personnel to respond.