practice that is old-hat to truckers is now law in Kentucky. Gov.
Paul Patton signed into law a bill designed to protect highway patrol
and other emergency personnel during roadside stops.
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.
requires drivers to merge into the furthest lane away from an emergency
vehicle, if practical, with regard to safety and traffic conditions.
It also requires drivers to yield the right-of-way and move toward
the edge or curb and stop upon the approach of an emergency vehicle
using audible or visual signals.