How to properly yield to an emergency vehicle
If any emergency vehicle is stopped, parked or standing while displaying flashing lights drivers are required to slow down and carefully switch lanes.
What to do when an emergency vehicle is approachingBe aware of your surroundings, if you hear sirens approaching or see flashing lights carefully slow down and move over to the shoulder or switch lanes. DO NOT try to beat or out run the emergency vehicle.
New York's Move Over LawThis law was made effective in 2011 and states that all motorists must move over or slow down to vehicles performing service on the side of the road. This includes tow trucks, snow plows, police cars and ambulances.
Consequences for failing to yield to an emergency vehicleFailure to switch lanes or slow down can result in a "failure to yield to an emergency vehicle summons" with 3 points and $150 fine.