CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Many drivers in New Hampshire aren't abiding by a new state law intended to protect police and other emergency workers on the side of the road.

The law requires drivers to slow down and move away from roadside emergencies for red, blue or amber lights, including tow trucks.

Transportation Department spokesman William Boynton says the department is hearing that many drivers are not making room, including some driving state vehicles.

He says the department is sending a memo to employees to remind them of the new law.

The so-called move over law is different from the law requiring drivers to pull over to allow emergency vehicles to pass. It requires them to slow down and change lanes when they can to avoid vehicles at the scene of an emergency or police carstop.

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