A day after a tow truck driver was killed by a suspected drunk driver, the Department of Transportation is reminding drivers to comply with the Move Over Law.  


43-year-old, Aaron Malama was hit while responding to a call on the side of the H-2 Freeway early Thursday.  In the first nine days of 2020 there have been four traffic-related fatalities in Hawaii, including three pedestrians.

HDOT Deputy Director, Ed Sniffen said,  “To keep everyone safe we are all required to slow down and move over when approaching an emergency situation on or to the side of the roadway. Moving over is an easy way to save a life and that should be important to all of us,” 

The Move Over Law applies to all first responding vehicles such as police, fire and ambulances and includes the Freeway Service Patrol (FSP) and tow trucks. 

HDOT continues to partner with law enforcement agencies and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration initiatives such as the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and the Click It or Ticket campaigns. The efforts include sobriety checkpoints and other law enforcement actions to help save lives and educate the public.