Courtesy on the roads in N.D.

Rodney Peterson, Minot

When you’re out on the road and you happen to come upon an emergency vehicle (including tow trucks), North Dakota state law requires drivers approaching an authorized emergency vehicle displaying a flashing, revolving, or rotating amber, blue, white, or red light, or if approaching a highway maintenance vehicle displaying a flashing, revolving, or rotating amber or white light, parked or stopped on the interstate system or on a multi-lane highway outside the limits of a city, to:

Proceed with caution and yield the right of way by moving to a lane that is not adjacent to the authorized emergency vehicle if the move may be made with due regard to safety and traffic conditions or if not, the driver shall proceed with due caution, reduce the speed of the vehicle, and maintain a safe speed for the road conditions.

“Class B” authorized emergency vehicles means wreckers and such other emergency vehicles as are authorized by the local authorities. Please be safe and courteous to the men and women working on our highways.