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Boaters Must Slow if Police Craft's Lights Are Flashing

Posted May 1, 2007 4:46 p.m. EDT

— Starting Tuesday, North Carolina’s 'Move Over' law extends to boating.

That's the law that says has said you must move away from a police car that is pulled over with its lights flashing or slow down if there's no room to move left.

Under the new rules, boaters within 100 feet of a law enforcement vessel that’s flashing blue lights must slow down to no-wake speed. In narrow channels, the buffer zone is 50 feet.

Violators could faces fines up to $250 dollars, plus court costs.