Spring 2022

Maryland’s New “Move Over Law”

For many years Maryland’s “Move Over” law required vehicles approaching from the rear of an authorized vehicle stopped on a highway with the light flashing to change into an available lane not immediately adjacent to the vehicle. This is to be done assuming another lane in the same direction is available and the move can be made safely and without impeding other traffic. If a safe lane change is not feasible, the law requires vehicles to slow to a reasonable speed safe for existing weather, road, and vehicular or pedestrian traffic conditions. The new ‘Move Over” law now requires this action to be taken for ANY vehicle stopped on a highway.