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Sheriff's Office

Posted on: May 26, 2021

Slow Moving Vehicles and the law

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smv2We've been asked questions about sharing the road with slow-moving vehicles as it relates to the law. Check the link https://bit.ly/3wBhKWa for a quick guide the NYS Sheriff's Association put together. If you would like a printed version, stop by the Sheriff's Office or send an email to contactsheriff@washingtoncountyny.gov and we will get one to you.

When motorists encounter a slow-moving vehicle on the roadway they should:

-Slow down immediately when you see a vehicle or equipment with a SMV emblem in the road

- Increase following distance to create a safety cushion

- Be alert and watch for turns into fields

- Drive courteously

- Pass with care only when it is safe and legal to do so

- Be aware that animal-powered vehicles may make unanticipated movements

- Remember SMV operators may have poor visibility due to loads and equipment in tow

- Be aware that equipment in tow may sway on the road


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