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Traffic Law Updates
Move Over Law (effective 10/2/15)

The City's "move over law", MCC 32-730, has been updated to match the changes recently made in the State's "move over law", TCA 55-8-132.

All of the following vehicles are now included in the Move Over Law:   

                                Authorized Emergency Vehicles
                                Recovery Vehicles
                                Highway Maintenance Vehicles
                                Solid Waste Vehicles
                                Utility Service Vehicles

Click on the following link for more information: https://youtu.be/kXrZ7OOEBLM

Seat Belt Fines (TCA 55-9-603 Effective January 1, 2016)
The fine for an adult seatbelt violation, if appearing in court, is a minimum fine of $2.00 and a maximum fine of $50.00.  However, in lieu of appearing in court, a person may submit to the clerk before court, a fine of $25.00 for a first violation and $50.00 for a second or subsequent violation.  No court costs are assessed in addition to the fine. 

Texting While Driving (TCA 55-8-199; Effective July 1, 2016)
Texting while driving is now a moving violation and a first offender must attend and complete a driver education course in addition to paying the fine. (See Public Chapter 1077)