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Emergency or maintenance vehicle parked on the shoulder? Change lanes. If you can't change lanes, slow down.

Posted at 1:24 PM, May 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-05 13:24:07-04

BROWNSBURG — Two Indiana Department of Transportation vehicles have been hit by motorists in the past week on Interstate 74, resulting in one minor injury to a worker.

In a Facebook post, the Brownsburg Fire Territory reminded drivers of the importance of driving safely when emergency or road maintenance vehicles are parked on the shoulder after it responded to the incidents in Hendricks County.

Indiana's Move Over law requires drivers to change lanes away from a parked vehicle if they can do so safely, the post said. If a driver cannot move over, they should reduce their speed 10 mph under the posted speed limit and drive cautiously.

Vehicles drivers should watch for include:

  • Police vehicles
  • Ambulances
  • Fire trucks
  • Highway incident-response vehicles
  • Highway maintenance vehicles
  • Utility service vehicles
  • Vehicle recovery equipment (tow trucks)

Drivers can face a fine and up to a two-year driver's license suspension if they injure or kill a worker or cause damage to equipment.