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When passing a stopped emergency vehicle with its flashing or rotating lights switched on, what must you do?


According to Montana's Move Over law, if you see an emergency vehicle stopped with its flashing or rotating lights switched on, slow down and proceed with caution. On a highway whose posted speed limit is at least 50 mph, you must slow down by at least 20 mph. Also move into a non-adjacent lane if possible, leaving at least one vacant lane between you and the emergency vehicle. (Note: All states now have their own Move Over laws, but some require drivers to do different things. When traveling out of state, always check the local traffic laws.) [Driver Response to Emergency Vehicles, Accidents, Chapter 7 – Emergencies, Crashes, & Enforcement Stops, Montana Driver License Manual; MCA 61-8-346, Montana Code Annotated]