DES MOINES, Iowa (Iowa's News Now) — The Iowa Department of Transportation and AAA are partnering up to educate motorists in Iowa when it comes to Slow down, Move Over laws in the state.
The "Move Over for Me" campaign will remind drivers to move over for all disabled vehicles on the road.
For years, Slow Down, Move Over efforts have focused on emergency responders, and it’s critical that we continue to protect these individuals who come to the aid of motorists,” said Scott VerBracken, Vice President of Automotive Services for AAA – The Auto Club Group. “But as motorists get flat tires, break down, run out of gas, or find themselves otherwise in trouble at the roadside, they also face the dangerous elements of high-speed traffic — and need the same protection.
AAA and other traffic safety advocates have led the way in getting Move Over Laws passed in all 50 states.
Iowa took the safety initiative further by updating the law in 2021 to include any stationary motor vehicle on the roadside, including passenger vehicles, as long as they have lights continually flashing.
The Iowa Department of Transportation and AAA hopes the campaign will increase awareness when it comes to the state's Move Over Law.
You can find tips to protect roadside workers and stranded motorists below:
For Stranded Motorists: