New Michigan Driving Law To Watch Out For
Yes this new law is more of a little modification for the law that is already in place with emergency vehicles. According to MLive, Governor Rick Snyder signed in a new law last Thursday which states that drivers must not only move over, but also slow down "for emergency, maintenance and utility vehicles on the roads." This is a little different than the current law which only has drivers move over a lane if possible.
This new law goes into effect within 90 days, so by early March or so. Now you will have to slow down to about ten miles below the posted speed limit when passing any stationary emergency, maintenance and utility vehicles. Now make sure you know the new law, because once its goes into effect and an officer pulls you over for violating it, you can be issued a civil infraction, along with "a $400 fine, plus two points on the driver's license."
The new law is going to help emergency workers and police to get to the scene of accidents faster and also get anyone that might be injured out faster. More on the new law here.