Be careful today and make sure you pull over or slow down when you see or hear an emergency vehicle coming your way or it will cost you BIG TIME!

According to the Killeen Daily Herald's Josh Sullivan, Texas DPS officers along with local police are out in full force today to enforce the state's "move over/slow down" law and there's already reports of tickets being issued on I-14 (Highway 190) and I-35 in Temple.

The law, originally passed in 2003, requires motorists to move over or slow down when certain vehicles, including police, fire, EMS, Texas Department of Transportation vehicles and tow trucks, are stopped on the side of the road with emergency lights activated.

You should vacate the lane closest to the applicable vehicles stopped on the side of the road (if the road has multiple lanes traveling in the same direction), or slow down 20 mph below the speed limit. (If the speed limit is below 25 mph, the driver must slow down to 5 mph.) Drivers should only move over if they can do so safely and legally; otherwise, you should slow down.

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