Traffic Violations

Failing To Move From Lane

New York Failing to Move From Lane Attorney

Due to the recent tragedies of police officers being struck while they are on the side of the highway, the New York legislators have enacted a law which requires one to move one full lane away from the lane in which an emergency vehicle is stopped with it's lights flashing. (Not to be confused with the requirement to yield to a emergency vehicle 1144-a)

While this new law carries 2 points it is considered to be a "chutzpah" that one has "failed to exercise due care for an emergency vehicle stopped or standing" (see the wording of the law NYS VTL § 1144a-a). Being that many police officers have lost their lives on the side of the road, the Courts are very strict about this charge.

One is not required to move out of their lane if doing so would endanger another vehicle or if such an action is in violation of another law.

Failing to move Over Violation

A violation for failing to move out of your lane can add 2 points to your driving record. While this might not seem like a significant amount, if you accumulate 11 points within an 18-month period, you will likely have your driver's license suspended. Whether you rely on your vehicle to get to school, to work or to child care, losing your driving privileges can have a dramatic impact on your life. In addition this violation along with other factors can increase your car insurance premiums.

Whether you received a ticket for failing to failed to exercise due care for an emergency vehicle, or for failing to move over, we invite you to schedule a free consultation to discuss your matter in greater detail.

Contact The Firm

If you have further questions regarding a failing to move from lane violation, or a violation for failing to exercise due care for an emergency vehicle, do not hesitate to contact a skilled New York traffic ticket attorney. Our office can be reached by calling 800-464-8269 or by completing our online contact form. We offer free initial consultations and accept credit cards as payment for services.