WAUKESHA COUNTY (WKOW) — The driver of an Oscar Mayer Wienermobile was stopped by a sheriff's deputy in Waukesha County recently and given a verbal warning for not following the Wisconsin's Move Over Law.
In a Facebook post about the incident, the sheriff's office reminded motorists that when they see a vehicle on the side of the road with its emergency lights flashing (red, blue and amber), they are required to move out of the lane closest to the vehicle if possible.
If a safe lane change is not possible, or the motorist is traveling on a two-lane roadway, they are required to slow their vehicle, maintain a safe speed for traffic conditions, and drive at a reduced speed until completely past the vehicle.
One of the most dangerous places for emergency responders and maintenance personnel is along the side of the road. Each year hundreds of these hard working men and women are injured or killed by passing motorists while working along the nation’s highways.