The expansion of New York's "Move Over" law protecting volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers in now in effect.

The law, which the Governor signed last year, requires drivers to slow down and move over a lane when approaching a vehicle displaying blue or green lights.

The "Move Over" law also applies to law enforcement vehicles, fire trucks, tow trucks and construction maintenance vehicles.

“Every day, these firefighters and ambulance workers put their wellbeing on the line to help their neighbors and their communities,” Governor Andrew Cuomo said. “This new law and outreach campaign will offer these brave New Yorkers additional protections that will help ensure they are able to carry out their critically important jobs, while cracking down on avoidable and reckless hazards."

Since the law was enacted in 2011, it has been expanded three times to include a wider range of vehicles and has resulted in more than 79,000 tickets.

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