Reminding motorists of a 2001 state law, 10 signs are being installed in northwest Wyoming to encourage passing vehicles to "move over for parked emergency vehicles" that are displaying flashing lights.
Wyoming's move-over law requires motorists to change lanes to move away from parked emergency vehicles that are displaying flashing lights; on two-lane roads, or where traffic prevents a driver from moving over, motorists are required by law to slow down to 20 mph below the posted speed limit and "change lanes as long as it's safe to do so." Violators may be fined.
The new signs are being installed statewide by S&L Industrial of Cowley (Wyo.)
Locations for the new signs in central and northwest Wyoming include U.S. 14/16/20, about 4 miles east of Cody; U.S. 14/16/20, 21 miles west of Greybull; U.S. 16, 2.5 miles east of Worland; U.S. 20, 1 mile north of Shoshoni; U.S. 20, 4 miles south of Thermopolis; U.S. 26/287, 2.5 miles north of Moran Junction; U.S. 26/287, 36 miles west of Riverton; U.S. 287, 7 1/2 miles southeast of Lander; Wyoming 120, 1 mile west of Thermopolis; and Wyoming 120, 2 1/2 miles east of Cody.