Move Over/Slow Down Law

Move over

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.

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