Please read the following press release issued from Texas Department of Public Safety regarding the Move Over/Slow Down Law.
State law states that a driver must:
- Vacate the lane closest to the applicable vehicles stopped on the side of the road (if the road has multiple lanes traveling in the same direction) or
- Slow down to 20 mph below the speed limit. (If the speed limit is below 25 mph, the driver must slow down to 5 mph).
Drivers should only move over if they can do so safely and legally; otherwise, they should slow down.