"An Act relating to overtaking and passing certain stationary vehicles. "
"HB 268 simply works to make sure that drivers are more cautious when approaching more kinds of emergency situations ..."
- Rep. Ramras
HB 268 is a bill that will further clarify the current law regarding drivers passing emergency vehicles that are required to display flashing emergency lights on a highway or roadway. Currently, AS 28.35.185 requires drivers to vacate the lane closest to stopped emergency vehicles. Emergency vehicles, under current law, are police and fire vehicles. HB 268 will change the law to include other vehicles that should be treated with the same amount of caution, specifically tow trucks and animal control vehicles.
HB 268 simply works to make sure that drivers are more cautious when approaching more kinds of emergency situations, especially situations where there is a significant risk of injury to the tow truck operator or animal control specialist.