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Albany, NY - New York 'Move-over' Law Expanded To Garbage Trucks

Published on: November 1, 2016 12:06 PM
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Albany, NY - A new state law that’s now in effect requires drivers in New York to slow down, move over and proceed with caution when approaching garbage trucks on the road.


The state’s Move Over Law is expanding to include recycling and waste collection vehicles.

Under existing law, drivers are supposed to move over and proceed with caution when approaching law enforcement, emergency responders and road crews if vehicles have active flashing lights.

Garbage trucks will be added to that list Tuesday.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the bill into law in August. The state Legislature passed the measure in June.

Violators are subject to a $45 to $100 fine and can carry a prison term of up to 15 days.

The law comes nearly a year after a Garbage Services employee was killed by a motorist in Tioga County as he was unloading a bin into the garbage truck.

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 Nov 01, 2016 at 12:58 PM lipa21 Says:

you can't pass them anyway because they always BLOCK the whole street


 Nov 01, 2016 at 01:16 PM Just Wondering.... Says:

I think the law should be the other way around. Garbage trucks should be required to pull over as much as possible so motorists could pass instead of holding up traffic.


 Nov 01, 2016 at 02:04 PM a_person Says:

Still waiting for them to make garbage collection day same day as alternate side...think of all the room there will be...


 Nov 01, 2016 at 02:24 PM mewhoze Says:

people barely move for an ambulance or fire truck.now people think they will move for a garbage truck?
and yes, #2 it would be smart if they did move in as best as possible. same for the city busses


 Nov 01, 2016 at 02:46 PM fat36 Says:

How about passing a law where they don't drag you the garbage over the hood of your car or clipping your mirrors


 Nov 01, 2016 at 06:46 PM realist Says:

ar they frikin kidding!?!!! the only thing worse than school buses that contribute to the already insane traffic here, are those trucks.
last week i pulled out from my parking spot and was stuck behind one of these mamzers for 15minutes! on a single city block!!!

even when they have the space to pull over, they dont. there deliberately spiteful.

who is advocating for passing these laws!!


 Nov 01, 2016 at 07:08 PM RebKlemson Says:

with all the double parked cars during alt side, cant send garbage trucks then


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