If you’re driving in Texas this weekend – and who isn’t? – remember this law

If you’re driving in Texas over the Memorial Day weekend, or any time for that matter, take note: the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) is reminding motorists that state law requires drivers to slow down or move over for emergency vehicles  – including tow trucks, police cars and fire trucks – that are stopped on the side of the road with their emergency lights activated.

Texas law requires drivers to slow down to at least 20 miles per hour under the posted speed limit or, if able, to change lanes when they’re passing a first responder stopped vehicle on the road with its emergency lights activated.

Large numbers of travelers are expected on Texas roads this weekend, which means that more breakdowns and traffic stops are likely as well. Drivers should pay attention to what’s happening around them and prepare to react quickly.

TDLR licenses tow operators and tow companies in Texas, and regulates driver education/driving safety courses, and motorcycle/ATV safety courses.