LINCOLN (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have approved a so-called “move-over” law meant to protect emergency workers and tow-truck drivers on busy highways.

The bill (LB92) passed Thursday would bar people from driving in the lane next to shoulders where emergency and nonemergency workers were present.

If drivers couldn’t move over, they would have to slow down.

The law would apply to Interstate 80 and other highways with at least two lanes of traffic in the same direction.

Nebraska is one of seven states without a move-over law.

If the governor signs the bill, the Department of Roads will have to put up signs telling motorists of the new law. It’s estimated that will cost about $86,000.

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