Sheriff Allen reminds you that Arkansas’s new “Move Over” law took effect on Friday, January 24, 2014.
The law requires drivers to move over not only for emergency vehicles, but also the categories in the list below displaying blue, red, amber, white, or green lights that are flashing, revolving, or rotating.
- Arkansas Highway Department Vehicles
- Construction Contractors Vehicles
- Utility Company Vehicles
- Tow Trucks
- Or any other authorized vehicles
If motorists see the described vehicles, they must move to the farthest possible lane or position from the authorized vehicle. If a driver can’t move over, he or she must reduce speed and exercise caution.
If a driver is found guilty of violating the law, they can be fined up to $500, confined to jail or both. The court may also order community service or suspend a person’s driver’s license up to six months.
Crittenden County Sheriff’s Office Coverage Area
The Crittenden County Sheriff’s office serves a resident population of over 50,000 across a land area of 610 Square miles along the western bank of the Mississippi River near the top of the Mississippi River Delta. It is a part of the Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metro Area. The County contains one of the most important interstate highway crossroads in the United States (Interstate 40 and Interstate 55). The average monthly traffic passing through our county is in excess of 3 million vehicles.