West Virginia Move Over Law Protecting First Responders
June 8, 2024

You can help protect First Responders by moving over and slowing down when approaching an emergency scene on the roads.

According to WV State Code 17C-14-9a, “Any person who violates any subsection of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not more than $500 or confined in the county or regional jail not more than sixty days, or both fined and imprisoned.”

Emergency personnel can only do so much to keep themselves safe when they pull over on the side of the road. The rest of the responsibility falls on other motorists. Remember, next time you see those flashing lights on the side of the road, slow down and, if safe to do so, Move Over. It’s the Law.