Oregon's 'move over' law expanding to non-emergency vehicles

FILE -- As Oregon State Trooper Michael Kendoll conducts a traffic stop Monday night, most cars that passed by didn't move over to the next lane. (KATU File Photo)

Oregon's "move over" law is being expanded to non-emergency vehicles.

Right now the law requires drivers to move over a lane or slow down for emergency vehicles stopped on the shoulder.

But starting next year drivers will have to do the same for any vehicle stopped on the side of a highway if that vehicle has hazard lights or an emergency sign.

Law enforcement say they're hoping the change will get people to slow down more than anything.

The law takes effect Jan. 1.

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