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S.F. No. 2997 - Slowing Down for Stopped Emergency Vehicles and Other Vehicles (Chapter 159)
Author: Senator Michael P. Goggin
Prepared By: Alexis C. Stangl, Senate Counsel (651/296-4397)
Date: May 22, 2018


If a driver is unable to change lanes or is on a road with only one lane in each direction, a driver must slow down to a speed that is reasonable and prudent under the circumstances, if possible, when passing a stopped emergency vehicle with its lights on (section 1) or for a stopped freeway service patrol vehicle, road maintenance vehicle, utility company vehicle, or construction vehicle with its lights activated (section 2).  Both sections are effective on August 1, 2018.


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