New Interstate Signs Tell Drivers To "Move It"

Drivers may soon see something new along the interstate, signs telling then to move it. The signs are part of new legislation passed in this recent general assembly to keep our highways safe.

The new law allows you to move over to the shoulder provided no one is injured in the event of an accident.

The main reason for the new law is the risk of secondary accidents as a result of traffic tie ups.

Nationwide accident caused by original accidents account for nearly 20% every year.

But many insurance companies say stay put and call police instead.
If the people involved in the accident are not injured, officials say you must drive the car over to the shoulder. Then call police and they'll come reconstruct what happened and take care of the rest.

The legislation has actually been in effect since July 1st and soon you'll be seeing the "move it" signs on interstates and parkways throughout the commonwealth.

The signs will go up in Louisville Wednesday and will probably take 3 or 4 weeks before you see them in the Lexington area.

The signs will be along interstates and parkways, most notably at the county lines and the northern and southern split of I-75 and I-64.


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  • by ICU Location: left lane on Aug 8, 2007 at 05:21 PM
    Great idea!!! Then why don't we drive the wreck cars on to the next exit and everybody do lunch over the police report.
  • by Keith Location: Boons Camp on Aug 8, 2007 at 04:17 AM
    It was my understanding that if you move your vehicle after any accident, for any reason, the police will not take a report. They will give each driver a form for DMV to turn in themselves. Has this changed?
  • by c Location: fkt on Aug 8, 2007 at 03:51 AM
    If the lawmakers are going to make this kind of change, did they also tell the insurance companies to pay up when the cars are moved? Probably not! Insurance companies are the biggest rip off in our society today! We are required to have insurance, yet when it comes to them paying for anything, they don't! In other words, lawmakers have given the insurance companies are legal way to steal our money. And the insurance companies just keep raising their rates and giving us nothing in return. Take a look at what happen in New Orleans, those people paid their premiums all those years and when it came time to pay up..the judges gave the insurance companies are pass not to pay. So those companies stole money for years and now have to pay nothing! Same thing with car insurance, rates don't go down as the car gets older and if you wreck, then they only pay the value of the car. Lawmakers need to adjust this injustice NOW!

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