Enrolled HB 438: Relating to motorists moving over or slowing down for emergency vehicles.
00Enrolled HB 438 01 Relating to motorists moving over or slowing down for emergency vehicles. 02 _______________ 03 * Section 1. AS 28.35 is amended by adding a new section to read: 04 Sec. 28.35.185. Overtaking and passing a parked emergency vehicle. (a) 05 The driver of a vehicle that approaches a stationary emergency, fire, or law 06 enforcement vehicle displaying flashing emergency lights on a highway or roadway 07 (1) with two or more lanes traveling in the same direction, unless 08 otherwise directed by law enforcement or emergency personnel, shall safely vacate the 09 lane closest to the emergency, fire, or law enforcement vehicle; or 10 (2) unless otherwise directed by law enforcement or emergency 11 personnel, shall slow to a reasonable and prudent speed considering the traffic, 12 roadway, and weather conditions. 13 (b) A person who violates this section is guilty of 14 (1) a class A misdemeanor if personal injury results from the person's 15 failure to vacate the lane or slow as required by this section;
01 (2) an infraction, under circumstances other than in (1) of this 02 subsection.