Wolf signs Senate Bill 1281 into law

October 30, 2020 12:36 PM | Brandon Moree (Administrator)
Senate Bill 1281 (Mastriano-R) also known as the “Move Over Law,” would require a driver approaching or passing a disabled vehicle to move over to one lane, or if that is not possible, to pass the vehicle at a rate of not more than 20 miles per hour less than the posted speed limit.


1.       In addition, the disabled vehicle must display at least two visual markings to passing traffic, such as hazard lights, caution signs or road flares. 

2.       It would also establish a new point system for a “Move Over” violation, double the fines for a summary offense, increase public awareness, and implement new requirements for drivers approaching an emergency response area.


3.       Status:  Passed Senate, 49-0, 9/22/2020 – Passed House, as amended, 201-0, 10/21/2020 – Senate concurred in House amendments, 47-0, 10/21/2020 -- Approved by the Governor, Oct. 29, 2020, as Act 105 of 2020.

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