J.Kalani English

"Move Over" bill clears another hurdle in legislation

KHON 2 TV News
March 12, 2012

A bill requiring drivers to "move over" for emergency vehicles has cleared another hurdle.

The Senate Transportation and Public Safety Committees passed the measure today.

But because some amendments have been made, it will go to the full senate for a vote before heading back to the house.

Among the changes: eliminating the specific speed requirement, and adding protection for some responders.

"We also included Ocean Safety and lifeguard vehicles because at least on the neighbor islands, these people respond to crashes, all types of things as well. We also included FSP, because they come to move the cars," said Transportation Committee Chair Senator Kalani English (D).

The bill would require drivers to give safe distance to emergency workers on the roads.

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