Route 37 Lane Closed at Fischer for Promo Video
Emergency responders illustrating state's "move over" law
A lane and shoulder closure will be in place on Route 37 east of Fischer Boulevard for the next several hours, said Fire District 1 Chief John Lightbody.
Police, fire and EMS personnel are on scene in front of Stewarts Root Beer to shoot a promotional video illustrating the state's "move over" law for New Jersey State Police and Department of Transportation use, said police Chief Michael Mastronardy.
A car is overturned onto its passenger side in the simulation, which seeks to detail the law that requires motorists to get out of the way of emergency vehicles.
"The new law requires motor vehicle operators to reduce their speed and change lanes when approaching authorized vehicles displaying emergency lights. Such vehicles include police, fire and medical services vehicles, and also highway maintenance, tow trucks and official motorist aid vehicles displaying amber emergency lights," reads a release by the Office of the Attorney General.
"Where possible, drivers are required to move over to create an empty lane next to the emergency vehicle. When safely changing lanes is not possible, drivers must slow down below the posted speed limit prior to passing emergency vehicles. Drivers should also be prepared to stop, if necessary," the release states.