Little signs bill to improve safety for tow trucks

Posted at 6:55 PM, Apr 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-01 20:55:54-04

BOISE — A bill improving highway safety for tow trucks is now signed into law in Idaho.

The legislation requires drivers to slow down and move over when approaching tow trucks and maintenance vehicles parked along roadways.

Governor Brad Little signed the law that also requires motorists to slow down and move over when approaching a parked passenger vehicle with emergency hazard lights activated.

The law already applies to police vehicles and other emergency-responder vehicles.

Backers of the measure say the additions are needed because of motorists colliding with tow trucks and other non-emergency vehicles that have stopped along roadways.