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Traffic Law Updates

Move Over Law

This law was passed in 2006. It requires motorists to move over a lane when there is an emergency vehicle parked on the side of the road. If moving over is not feasible, the motorist must slow down when passing the emergency vehicle.

Full details about the Move Over Law (TCA 55-8-132)

Texting While Driving Law

While a car is in motion, it is illegal for a driver to read or send any electronic messages from their phone.

Full details about the Texting While Driving Law (TCA  55-8-199)

Slow Poke Law

When traveling on an interstate or roadway with 3 or more lanes in each direction, a vehicle cannot be in the far left lane except when passing another vehicle that is in a non-passing lane.

Full details and exceptions about the Slow Poke Law (TCA 55-8-204)