2020 New York Laws
VAT - Vehicle and Traffic
Title 7 - Rules of the Road
Article 26 - Right of Way
1144-A - Operation of Vehicles When Approaching a Parked, Stopped or Standing Authorized Emergency Vehicle or Hazard Vehicle or Vehicle Displaying a Blue or Green Light.

§  1144-a. Operation of vehicles when approaching a parked, stopped or
standing authorized emergency  vehicle  or  hazard  vehicle  or  vehicle
displaying  a blue or green light. (a) Every operator of a motor vehicle
shall exercise due care to avoid colliding with an authorized  emergency
vehicle  which  is  parked,  stopped  or standing on the shoulder or any
portion of  such  highway  and  such  authorized  emergency  vehicle  is
displaying  one or more red or combination red and white lights pursuant
to the provisions of paragraph two of subdivision forty-one  of  section
three  hundred seventy-five of this chapter or is displaying one or more
blue, combination blue and red or combination blue, red and white lights
pursuant to the provisions  of  subparagraph  b  of  paragraph  four  of
subdivision  forty-one  of  section  three  hundred seventy-five of this
chapter. For operators of  motor  vehicles  on  parkways  or  controlled
access  highways,  such  due  care shall include, but not be limited to,
moving from a lane which contains or  is  immediately  adjacent  to  the
shoulder  where such authorized emergency vehicle displaying one or more
red, blue or white or any combination of red and white lights or blue or
combination blue and red or  combination  blue,  red  and  white  lights
pursuant  to  the  provisions  of  paragraph  two  or  subparagraph b of
paragraph four, as applicable of subdivision forty-one of section  three
hundred  seventy-five  of this chapter is parked, stopped or standing to
another lane, provided that such movement otherwise  complies  with  the
requirements  of  this  chapter  including,  but  not  limited  to,  the
provisions of sections eleven hundred  ten  of  this  title  and  eleven
hundred twenty-eight of this title.

(b) Every operator of a motor vehicle shall exercise due care to avoid colliding with a hazard vehicle which is parked, stopped or standing on the shoulder or on any portion of such highway and such hazard vehicle is displaying one or more amber lights pursuant to the provisions of paragraph three of subdivision forty-one of section three hundred seventy-five of this chapter or, if such hazard vehicle is designed for the towing or pushing of disabled vehicles such hazard vehicle is displaying one or more amber lights or one or more blue or combination blue and amber lights pursuant to the provisions of paragraph three or subparagraph b-1 of paragraph four, as applicable, of subdivision forty-one of section three hundred seventy-five of this chapter. For operators of motor vehicles on parkways or controlled access highways, such due care shall include, but not be limited to, moving from a lane which contains or is immediately adjacent to the shoulder where (i) such hazard vehicle displaying one or more amber lights pursuant to the provisions of paragraph three of subdivision forty-one of section three hundred seventy-five of this chapter or (ii) such hazard vehicle designed for the towing or pushing of disabled vehicles displaying one or more amber lights or one or more blue or combination blue and amber lights pursuant to the provisions of paragraph three or subparagraph b-1 of paragraph four, as applicable, of subdivision forty-one of section three hundred seventy-five of this chapter, is parked, stopped or standing to another lane, provided that such movement otherwise complies with the requirements of this chapter including, but not limited to, the provisions of sections eleven hundred ten and eleven hundred twenty-eight of this title.

(c) Every operator of a motor vehicle shall exercise due care to avoid colliding with a vehicle displaying a blue light pursuant to the provisions of paragraph four or a green light pursuant to the provisions of paragraph five of subdivision forty-one of section three hundred seventy-five of this chapter which is parked, stopped or standing on the shoulder or any portion of such highway. For operators of motor vehicles on parkways or controlled access highways, such due care shall include, but not be limited to, moving from a lane which contains or is immediately adjacent to the shoulder where such vehicle displaying a blue light pursuant to the provisions of paragraph four or a green light pursuant to the provisions of paragraph five of subdivision forty-one of section three hundred seventy-five of this chapter is parked, stopped or standing to another lane, provided that such movement otherwise complies with the requirements of this chapter including, but not limited to, the provisions of sections eleven hundred ten and eleven hundred twenty-eight of this title.

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