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This Week at NCDOT: Move Over Law & Reduced-Conflict Intersections


RALEIGH – The following are highlights from this week at the N.C. Department of Transportation. The stories below are also featured in NCDOT Now, the department's weekly newscast.

Move Over Law

At the N.C. Department of Transportation, safety is always the number one goal. That’s why we’re reminding drivers about the state’s ‘move over’ law.

It requires motorists to move over one lane, if possible, or reduce speed for emergency and construction vehicles with flashing lights on the shoulder of the highway. Not only could this help save a life, but if you don’t move over you may face a $250 fine.

Reduced-Conflict Intersections

To better manage congestion and improve safety on our busy roadways, NCDOT is relying more on a design known as a reduced-conflict intersection.

As the name implies, the design drastically cuts down on the potential places where vehicle crashes can occur. By constructing medians and redirecting some traffic movements, corridors can become much safer, giving drivers more green light time and helping them reach their destinations more quickly and safely.

N.C. Drone Summit

The largest drone event in the southeast, the North Carolina Drone Summit and Flight Expo, is returning to Greensboro on Aug. 11-13.

At last year’s inaugural event, more than 300 people enjoyed three days of demonstrations, exhibits and discussions from leading names in the drone industry.

For more information about NCDOT Now, contact the NCDOT Communications Office at (919) 707-2660. Additional news stories from throughout the week can be found on


8/2/2019 8:35 AM