Rick Perry has signed legislation into law designed to protect highway
patrol and other emergency personnel during roadside stops in Texas.
the new law, drivers are required to maintain a safe distance and
reduce speed when approaching an emergency vehicle parked by the
road with their lights flashing.
which will go into effect Sept. 1, requires drivers to merge into
the furthest lane away from an emergency vehicle.
two-lane highways, drivers must slow down to 20 mph below the speed
limit before passing the emergency vehicle. Violators could be fined
up to $500.