Postal inspectors remind drivers to move over for mail truck drivers

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) – With Christmas less than two weeks away, postal workers are working around the clock delivering packages well after dark.

That is why the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) is warning drivers about the state law that says you should move over if you see a mail carrier stopped on the side of the road.

The law applies to any vehicle stopped on the side of the road with flashing red, blue, or amber-colored lights.

Michael Romano with the USPIS says that while drivers are familiar with moving over for police, fire trucks, and ambulances, mail carriers are also covered under the law as well for the same reason.

“In this case, the postal service has amber flashing vehicles on the back of their postal carrier vehicles,” Romano said.

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