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See hazard lights ahead? Move over in honor of Ted Foss after law expanded to include passenger vehicles

A state patrol squad car stopped with flashing lights on. A vehicle passing by.The Minnesota Legislature expanded the Ted Foss Move Over Law this year to include stalled or disabled vehicles on a street or highway.

The law, named after Minnesota State Patrol Trooper Ted Foss, previously covered any emergency vehicle, construction vehicle or tow truck. As of July 1, it also applies to any vehicle with its hazard lights activated. While we recommend people experiencing car trouble stay in their vehicle with their seat belt on, the law also specifically calls on drivers to move over for people visibly present outside the vehicle.

Learn more about Trooper Foss and the law that bears his name in this​ DPS blog.​

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