The state’s Move Over Law is expanding to include recycling and waste collection vehicles.
Under existing law, drivers are supposed to move over and proceed with caution when approaching law enforcement, emergency responders and road crews if vehicles have active flashing lights.
Garbage trucks will be added to that list Tuesday.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the bill into law in August. The state Legislature passed the measure in June.
Violators are subject to a $45 to $100 fine and can carry a prison term of up to 15 days.
The law comes nearly a year after a Garbage Services employee was killed by a motorist in Tioga County as he was unloading a bin into the garbage truck.