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Move Over Law

Move Over: It's the law.

All 50 states have a Move Over Law to protect law enforcement officers, first responders and others stopped on roadways, yet one-third of Americans are not aware of these laws. 

North Dakota Move Over Law 

On the interstate system or on a multi-lane highway outside of city limits, when any vehicle is parked or stopped and displaying a flashing, revolving or rotating light, the driver of an approaching vehicle must slow down and move over ot the other lane - as safety conditions allow.

  • The fine for not moving over is a $20 fine.
  • The fine for not moving over or slowing down to the other lane for an authorized emergency vehicle (or DOT maintenance vehicle) is a $50 fine.
View the applicable ND Century Code here

What you need to do.

When a vehicle with flashing lights is stopped on or next to a roadway, drivers approaching the vehicle should: 

  • change into a lane not immediately adjacent to the vehicle, or
  • slow down to a reasonable speed if you’re unable to safely make a lane change.