The “enforcement detail” will be set up on U.S. Highway 190/Interstate 14 and is to “remind motorists about the ‘Move Over/Slow Down’ law,” according to a news release from Killeen Police Department.
The law requires drivers nearing stopped emergency vehicles with lights activated to either slow down or change lanes. The law also applies for tow trucks on the side of the road.
Drivers “must either vacate the lane closest to the stopped emergency vehicle if the road has multiple lanes traveling in the same direction or slow down 20 miles per hour below the posted speed limit,” according to KPD.
“The Killeen Police Department Traffic reminds you to slow down, give yourself plenty of time to arrive to your destination safely and on time,” according to the release.