TEXAS (KAUZ) - Texas DPS is stepping up enforcement of the Move Over/Slow Down law.
The law was put in place in 2003 to help protect emergency responders on the road.
The law requires drivers to either move over or slow down when certain responders such as fire, police, EMS, Department of Transportation vehicle, or tow trucks are stopped on the side of the road with their lights on.
The law specifies that drivers must either leave the lane closest to the vehicle stopped on the side of the road or slow down at least 20 miles below the speed limit when passing. Drivers should also only move over if they can safely do it otherwise they should slow down.