Move-over law expanded to include utility crews

In December, the state’s “move-over” law, that was previously only applied to emergency vehicles, was expanded to include utility crews. ┬áThe law requires drivers to move their vehicles into the lane farthest away from a stopped emergency vehicle or utility vehicle.

In regards to the law change, one utility worker/supervisor, Brian Hunt, stated, “It was a great day for us utility workers…Over the number of years, the more traffic that’s comes to the area, the more danger it’s put our employees in.”

According to the North Carolina Department of Labor, 48 people were killed while on the job in 2010.

If you or someone you love has been injured while on the job and suffered temporary disability, contact the Raleigh temporary disability lawyers of Scudder & Hedrick PLLC at 919-851-3311 to set up an appointment to discuss temporary disability appeals.