FAQ

  • What types of roadways does the law apply to

Ohio’s Move Over law applies to all interstates and state highways. It can be enforced by any law-enforcement officer, including state highway patrol officers, local police, and county sheriff’s deputies.

  • How does the Move Over law differ from yielding the right of way to emergency vehicles

Yielding the right of way to an emergency responder requires you as a driver to pull to the right-hand side of the road and stop when a law-enforcement officer, fire truck, ambulance or other emergency vehicle approaches using a siren, lights, or other warning devices. You must wait until the emergency responder(s) has passed by before you can resume driving.

  • Do I have to move over for a tow truck

Yes, road service vehicles, including tow trucks, are considered to be emergency vehicles under this law

  • What if I can’t move over

 The law recognizes that sometimes it is not safe or possible to move over because of traffic or weather conditions or because a second lane does not exist. In those situations, slow down and proceed with caution. Watch for people or objects that could enter your travel lane, and be prepared to stop.