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SECTION 1144-A
Operation of vehicles when approaching a parked, stopped or standing authorized emergency vehicle or hazard vehicle or vehicle displaying...
Vehicle & Traffic (VAT) CHAPTER 71, TITLE 7, ARTICLE 26
* § 1144-a. Operation of vehicles when approaching a parked, stopped
or standing authorized emergency vehicle or hazard vehicle or vehicle
displaying a blue or green light. (a) Every operator of a motor vehicle
shall exercise due care to avoid colliding with an authorized emergency
vehicle which is parked, stopped or standing on the shoulder or any
portion of such highway and such authorized emergency vehicle is
displaying one or more red or combination red and white lights pursuant
to the provisions of paragraph two of subdivision forty-one of section
three hundred seventy-five of this chapter or is displaying one or more
blue, combination blue and red or combination blue, red and white lights
pursuant to the provisions of subparagraph b of paragraph four of
subdivision forty-one of section three hundred seventy-five of this
chapter. For operators of motor vehicles on parkways or controlled
access highways, such due care shall include, but not be limited to,
moving from a lane which contains or is immediately adjacent to the
shoulder where such authorized emergency vehicle displaying one or more
red, blue or white or any combination of red and white lights or blue or
combination blue and red or combination blue, red and white lights
pursuant to the provisions of paragraph two or subparagraph b of
paragraph four, as applicable of subdivision forty-one of section three
hundred seventy-five of this chapter is parked, stopped or standing to
another lane, provided that such movement otherwise complies with the
requirements of this chapter including, but not limited to, the
provisions of sections eleven hundred ten of this title and eleven
hundred twenty-eight of this title.

(b) Every operator of a motor vehicle shall exercise due care to avoid
colliding with a hazard vehicle which is parked, stopped or standing on
the shoulder or on any portion of such highway and such hazard vehicle
is displaying one or more amber lights pursuant to the provisions of
paragraph three of subdivision forty-one of section three hundred
seventy-five of this chapter or, if such hazard vehicle is designed for
the towing or pushing of disabled vehicles such hazard vehicle is
displaying one or more amber lights or one or more blue or combination
blue and amber lights pursuant to the provisions of paragraph three or
subparagraph b-1 of paragraph four, as applicable, of subdivision
forty-one of section three hundred seventy-five of this chapter or, if
such hazard vehicle owned and operated by the state or by a county,
city, town or village is designed for the removal of ice and snow such
hazard vehicle is displaying one or more amber lights or one or more
green or combination green and amber lights pursuant to the provisions
of paragraph three or subparagraph (c) of paragraph five, as applicable,
of subdivision forty-one of section three hundred seventy-five of this
chapter. For operators of motor vehicles on parkways or controlled
access highways, such due care shall include, but not be limited to,
moving from a lane which contains or is immediately adjacent to the
shoulder where (i) such hazard vehicle displaying one or more amber
lights pursuant to the provisions of paragraph three of subdivision
forty-one of section three hundred seventy-five of this chapter or (ii)
such hazard vehicle designed for the towing or pushing of disabled
vehicles displaying one or more amber lights or one or more blue or
combination blue and amber lights pursuant to the provisions of
paragraph three or subparagraph b-1 of paragraph four, as applicable, of
subdivision forty-one of section three hundred seventy-five of this
chapter or (iii) such hazard vehicle owned and operated by the state or
by a county, city, town or village is displaying one or more amber
lights or one or more green or combination green and amber lights
pursuant to the provisions of paragraph three or subparagraph (c) of
paragraph five, as applicable, of subdivision forty-one of section three
hundred seventy-five of this chapter, is parked, stopped or standing to
another lane, provided that such movement otherwise complies with the
requirements of this chapter including, but not limited to, the
provisions of sections eleven hundred ten and eleven hundred
twenty-eight of this title.

(c) Every operator of a motor vehicle shall exercise due care to avoid
colliding with a vehicle displaying a blue light pursuant to the
provisions of paragraph four or a green light pursuant to the provisions
of paragraph five of subdivision forty-one of section three hundred
seventy-five of this chapter which is parked, stopped or standing on the
shoulder or any portion of such highway. For operators of motor vehicles
on parkways or controlled access highways, such due care shall include,
but not be limited to, moving from a lane which contains or is
immediately adjacent to the shoulder where such vehicle displaying a
blue light pursuant to the provisions of paragraph four or a green light
pursuant to the provisions of paragraph five of subdivision forty-one of
section three hundred seventy-five of this chapter is parked, stopped or
standing to another lane, provided that such movement otherwise complies
with the requirements of this chapter including, but not limited to, the
provisions of sections eleven hundred ten and eleven hundred
twenty-eight of this title.

* NB Effective until March 27, 2024

* § 1144-a. Operation of vehicles when approaching a parked, stopped
or standing authorized emergency vehicle, hazard vehicle, vehicle
displaying a blue or green light or certain other motor vehicles. (a)
Every operator of a motor vehicle shall exercise due care to avoid
colliding with an authorized emergency vehicle which is parked, stopped
or standing on the shoulder or any portion of such highway and such
authorized emergency vehicle is displaying one or more red or
combination red and white lights pursuant to the provisions of paragraph
two of subdivision forty-one of section three hundred seventy-five of
this chapter or is displaying one or more blue, combination blue and red
or combination blue, red and white lights pursuant to the provisions of
subparagraph b of paragraph four of subdivision forty-one of section
three hundred seventy-five of this chapter. For operators of motor
vehicles on parkways or controlled access highways, such due care shall
include, but not be limited to, moving from a lane which contains or is
immediately adjacent to the shoulder where such authorized emergency
vehicle displaying one or more red, blue or white or any combination of
red and white lights or blue or combination blue and red or combination
blue, red and white lights pursuant to the provisions of paragraph two
or subparagraph b of paragraph four, as applicable of subdivision
forty-one of section three hundred seventy-five of this chapter is
parked, stopped or standing to another lane, provided that such movement
otherwise complies with the requirements of this chapter including, but
not limited to, the provisions of sections eleven hundred ten of this
title and eleven hundred twenty-eight of this title.

(b) Every operator of a motor vehicle shall exercise due care to avoid
colliding with a hazard vehicle which is parked, stopped or standing on
the shoulder or on any portion of such highway and such hazard vehicle
is displaying one or more amber lights pursuant to the provisions of
paragraph three of subdivision forty-one of section three hundred
seventy-five of this chapter or, if such hazard vehicle is designed for
the towing or pushing of disabled vehicles such hazard vehicle is
displaying one or more amber lights or one or more blue or combination
blue and amber lights pursuant to the provisions of paragraph three or
subparagraph b-1 of paragraph four, as applicable, of subdivision
forty-one of section three hundred seventy-five of this chapter or, if
such hazard vehicle owned and operated by the state or by a county,
city, town or village is designed for the removal of ice and snow such
hazard vehicle is displaying one or more amber lights or one or more
green or combination green and amber lights pursuant to the provisions
of paragraph three or subparagraph (c) of paragraph five, as applicable,
of subdivision forty-one of section three hundred seventy-five of this
chapter. For operators of motor vehicles on parkways or controlled
access highways, such due care shall include, but not be limited to,
moving from a lane which contains or is immediately adjacent to the
shoulder where (i) such hazard vehicle displaying one or more amber
lights pursuant to the provisions of paragraph three of subdivision
forty-one of section three hundred seventy-five of this chapter or (ii)
such hazard vehicle designed for the towing or pushing of disabled
vehicles displaying one or more amber lights or one or more blue or
combination blue and amber lights pursuant to the provisions of
paragraph three or subparagraph b-1 of paragraph four, as applicable, of
subdivision forty-one of section three hundred seventy-five of this
chapter or (iii) such hazard vehicle owned and operated by the state or
by a county, city, town or village is displaying one or more amber
lights or one or more green or combination green and amber lights
pursuant to the provisions of paragraph three or subparagraph (c) of
paragraph five, as applicable, of subdivision forty-one of section three
hundred seventy-five of this chapter, is parked, stopped or standing to
another lane, provided that such movement otherwise complies with the
requirements of this chapter including, but not limited to, the
provisions of sections eleven hundred ten and eleven hundred
twenty-eight of this title.

(c) Every operator of a motor vehicle shall exercise due care to avoid
colliding with a vehicle displaying a blue light pursuant to the
provisions of paragraph four or a green light pursuant to the provisions
of paragraph five of subdivision forty-one of section three hundred
seventy-five of this chapter which is parked, stopped or standing on the
shoulder or any portion of such highway. For operators of motor vehicles
on parkways or controlled access highways, such due care shall include,
but not be limited to, moving from a lane which contains or is
immediately adjacent to the shoulder where such vehicle displaying a
blue light pursuant to the provisions of paragraph four or a green light
pursuant to the provisions of paragraph five of subdivision forty-one of
section three hundred seventy-five of this chapter is parked, stopped or
standing to another lane, provided that such movement otherwise complies
with the requirements of this chapter including, but not limited to, the
provisions of sections eleven hundred ten and eleven hundred
twenty-eight of this title.

(d) Every operator of a motor vehicle on a parkway and on a
controlled-access highway shall exercise due care to avoid colliding
with a motor vehicle which is parked, stopped or standing on the
shoulder or any portion of such parkway or controlled-access highway.
For the purposes of this subdivision, such due care shall include, but
not be limited to, moving from a lane which contains or is immediately
adjacent to the shoulder where such motor vehicle is parked, stopped or
standing to another lane, provided that such movement otherwise complies
with the requirements of this chapter including, but not limited to, the
provisions of sections eleven hundred ten and eleven hundred
twenty-eight of this title.

* NB Effective March 27, 2024