Move Over Law in Wake County, NC


You hear the wail of the ambulance and catch a glimpse of the flashing lights in your rearview mirror. Courtesy says that you should move over to let the vehicle pass. Did you know that North Carolina law says that you must pull over, or at least attempt to, also?

Under N.C.G.S. § 20-157(f), you must move or attempt to move out of the way for any emergency vehicles. This includes ambulances, firetrucks, and police cars.

If you are charged with failing to move over for an emergency vehicle in Raleigh, Apex, or anywhere in Wake County, you will be fined $250 plus the costs of court. You will also have to attend court in the Wake County Justice Center. If you damage the vehicle or injure an emergency personnel worker, you will be fined $500 plus costs of court and also be charged with a Class 1 misdemeanor.

In some cases, the attorneys at The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel can attend court for you so you don’t have to. Contact us at (919) 585-1486 for a free consultation on your charge. We are conveniently located off of I-40 in Cary, NC, on Weston Parkway. We handle traffic tickets for Raleigh, Cary, Morrisville, Knightdale, and other areas in Wake County. 


Wiley Nickel

Wiley Nickel lives and works in Cary, North Carolina. In 1998, he graduated from Tulane University with a major in Political Science and a minor in History. After college Wiley went to work for Al Gore and travelled with the Vice President as part of his national advance staff. Following the Gore campaign he earned his law degree from the Pepperdine University School of Law in 2005. While in law school Wiley worked as a law clerk in the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office where he gained valuable criminal trial experience before taking and passing the California bar exam. His first job out of law school was for the Merced County District Attorney’s Office where he worked as a Deputy District Attorney with a focus on prosecuting DWI offenders. Wiley later joined the Law Offices of Joseph Uremovic where he focused on civil litigation and family law. When the opportunity came to join the Obama campaign in 2008 Wiley jumped at the chance. He spent three years travelling with President Obama as a member of his national advance team. In 2011 Wiley left his work for the White House to return to the practice of law. Wiley devotes the majority of his practice to the areas of criminal law, family law, traffic tickets and DMV issues. The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel was started with the goal of providing the best representation possible for all of his clients. Experienced, Compassionate, Aggressive Criminal Defense While defense attorney Wiley Nickel works as the primary attorney for all of his cases, he does have an associate attorney, a team of investigators, forensic consultants, and support staff to call on to help achieve the best possible result in every case. He limits his case load so that he can focus on providing the best possible legal defense to all of his clients. Every case is a top priority and the goal is to have your case dismissed with a focus on being able to expunge your charges at the end of the process. When he is not working, Wiley is an avid family man, distance runner and golfer. He loves North Carolina college sports and is hoping this is the year for Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers. Wiley is licensed to practice law in North Carolina and California.