Drivers who fail to move aside for emergency vehicles face $248 fine

Starting on April 1st, drivers who fail to move their vehicle over or slow down when they see flashing emergency lights will receive a $248 fine. The law which went into effect on January 1st also allows drivers to be convicted of reckless endangerment in an emergency zone and provides other penalties of jail time or suspended license.

Washington Vehicle Code RCW 46.61.212 “Approaching emergency zones – Penalty
– Violation states that motorists should attempt to move over and slow down when they see flashing emergency lights. Read the full law here.

Highway shoulder accidents occur kill approximately 2,000 people every year. Whether the emergency vehicle is on the side of the road or headed down the highway, slowing down, taking your time and pulling over, if need be can save lives.

This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured in motor vehicle accidents due to the negligence of another. With our help, you may recover compensation for your damages.

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