Statement by Senator J. Kalani English in Response to Governor’s Signing of the Move Over Bill
Honolulu- Today Governor Neil Abercrombie enacted House Bill (HB) 2030, Relating to the Statewide Traffic Code, as Act 318. Commonly referred to as the “Move Over” bill, this measure requires motorists to move over and slow down their vehicles when passing a stationary emergency vehicle on a highway.
Chair of the Senate Committee on Transportation and International Affairs J. Kalani English issued this statement in response to the enactment of HB 2030:
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Traffic accident fatalities involving officials responding to emergency situations are tragic and can be prevented with certain traffic safety precautions,” said Senator English. “The enactment of House Bill 2030 will help ensure the safety of our emergency respondents by providing greater clarity to Hawaii’s existing traffic laws.”