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SB 159: Move Over, Slow Down Sunset Repeal (2009)


Current law requires a motorist to either mover over or slow down when passing an emergency responder or tow truck that is working roadside. The “Move Over Slow Down” law is set to expire this year.  SB 159 would eliminate the sunset and make the law permanent.

After this bill passed the Legislature, Senator Simitian sent a letter to the Governor urging his signature on this bill.

For more information, you can read the SB 159 "Fact Sheet" prepared by a member of Senator Simitian's staff.

Final Status and Text

SB 159 is no longer active. Its final status was:
Signed into Law

You can read its final text on the Legislature's Bill Information site.

News & Press Releases about SB 159

12/31/2009 - New year bringing new laws

12/25/2009 - New Calif. laws for 2010 include highway worker protection

08/17/2009 - North County Times: 'There Oughtta Be A Law'

08/11/2009 - Santa Cruz Sentinel: 'Slow down' law among handful signed by governor

08/06/2009 - Governor Signs Move Over Slow Down Bill