New highway law: Move over, or get pulled over

A new highway law that requires motorists to make room for emergency vehicles on the roadway is now in effect, a law that was named in part after a state trooper was killed by a drunk driver in Yonkers.

Trooper Robert Ambrose was killed in Yonkers when a drunk driver crashed into his police cruiser on the shoulder of the highway.

The Ambrose-Searles Move Over Act, which was named for Ambrose and another police officer, requires drivers to change lanes or slow down when passing emergency vehicles that are stopped on the side of the road.

Anyone caught breaking the law could face up to $275 in fines, or a penalty of two points on their license.

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