Don't Gape - Just Move Over

Move over laws are common, but often ignored. Some drivers simply don’t want to be bothered to change lanes as they pass a disabled vehicle on the side of the road. They’re curious about why the police officer pulled someone over and they want to get a closer look. Often, they want to see the extent of damage in a multiple vehicle accident. They feel the need to watch the road repair crew at work.

All of these situations are governed by applicable move over laws. The drivers that don’t change lanes to give what’s happening on the shoulder are a danger to the overall flow of traffic. Gaping at an accident can very well cause another.

Mercedes-Benz of Fort Myers would like to remind you that moving over is the best thing to do. The driver can then concentrate on safely maneuvering through any traffic obstacles. Don’t be a "gaper." Be a safe driver.

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