Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Move Over Law

Important Law to Share:

Important to know, and not just in California, yet in California, the "Move-over" law was revised on January 1, 2010.

Various emails tell about a web site called and warns drivers about a new Move-Over Law that became effective on January 01, 2010. The email warns that failure to slow down or move over when encountering emergency response or law enforcement vehicles could result in heavy fines. One example says that this is a new law in the state of California and mentions a motorist who was fined $754, given three points were added to his driving record and was ordered to appear in court.

The Truth:
A move over law requires motorists to slow down, approach with caution or pull over when encountering an emergency or law enforcement vehicle with flashing lights on the road. There are such laws governing in most states throughout the United States. is a real web site that educates drivers on the need to slow down and move over in order to protect law enforcement and emergency responders.

Fines for violations varies from state to state. Visitors to the Move over America web site can check their local laws and fines simply by clicking their home state. Some states may fine violators as low as $40, others have fines as high as $500 and include jail time.

The move over law is not new in the state of California but it was amended on New Years Day, 2010. The fine for failure to approach with caution and not pass on an adjacent lane of an emergency or law enforcement vehicle with flashing lights in the Golden State is $50 according to California State Bill 240 which amended Section 21809 of the California State Vehicle Code . Click for California State Bill 240.

Currently, there are no move-over laws in Hawaii, New York, Maryland and Washington DC.

Some municipalities may add an assessment fee to state fines which could increase fines considerably.

A forwarded email version gives the example of the sender's son returning from a Wal-mart on Pleasant Hill who failed to change lanes while passing a police car from Duluth, Minnesota on the side of the road performing a routine traffic stop. The email said the son was given a $745 fine, three points on his driving record and mandated to court. The fine in Minnesota is $25 fine for this violation.

There is also a petition box on the Move Over America web site for visitors to sign to alert state legislators.

Truth or Fiction: Move Over Laws
updated 01/26/10

For a letter dated 12/10/03:
Snopes: Move Over

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Noni said something ....

I'll admit it. I'm a big fan of facebook. I like that I can go to my page most any time, day or night, and find something that will make me laugh or smile and just plain 'ol allow me to feel good. There is sometimes sadness or pondering questions of "why?" over one thing or another. The trivia is endless! The see-sawing back and forth of commenting with family and friends, the posted links, videos and pictures ... and then there are the games. Oh, how I love my farms! Then there's days like today.

Today I found this on my friend Noni's page:

"If you need a machine (or a house) and don't buy it, then you will ultimately find you have paid for it and don't have it." Henry Ford
"If you need a Savior (and you do) and you don't accept Him, then you will ultimately find that He paid the price for eternity for you - and you won't have it." N. Pratt

Things like this that get posted, give me pause to think. I think where I am in my life now and where would I be had I not accepted to walk with the Lord? I could take off on this and run a mile of words, citing instance after instance of where God has touched me, blessing me, with all that I have and who I am. My home, my family, my wonderful friends ... time and time again, I remind people that all things happen for a reason, it's not just happenstance. I choose to live my life, chasing after Jesus ... to touch Him, to glimpse His face, to feel His love ... yes.

Yes, I choose to live my life chasing after Jesus to find myself one day living with Him, in eternity. I'll know I've lived a good life chasing after Him, where I've been trusted, loved, befriended, and was a good person over-all ... and I get to live forever, in peace. In joy. Loved. And all because I chose to chase Him.

If He's not there at the end ... well, if there's no heaven, there's no hell either. So I will cease to exist. But if there IS heaven, then there IS hell ... and I'd rather chase after Jesus then not ... and end up in hell, for eternity.

Thank you Noni for your profound words and letting me reflect. Jesus loves you and so do I~!


Friday, January 8, 2010

Three Rednecks

Three rednecks were working up on a cell phone tower: Cooter, Lonnie and Donnie. As they start their descent, Cooter slips, falls off the tower and is killed instantly. As the ambulance takes the body away, Lonnie says, 'Well, dang't, someone should oughta go 'n and tell his wife.'

Donnie says, 'OK, I'm purty good at that sensitive stuff, I'll goin do it.' Two hours later, he comes back carrying a case of Budweiser.

Lonnie says, 'Where did you get that beer, Donnie?'
'Cooter's wife gave it to me,' Lonnie replies.

'That's unbelievable, you tell da lady her husbund were dead and she give you beer?'

'Well, not exactly', Donnie says. 'When she answered the door, I said to her, "you must be Cooter's widow."

She said, 'You must be mistaken. I'm not a widow.'

Then I said, 'I'll bet yous a case 'o Budweiser you is.'

Rednecks are good at sensitive stuff.

**oh how these 'redneck' jokes make me laugh!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

2010 Census to Begin

WARNING: 2010 Census Cautions from the Better Business Bureau Be Cautious About Giving Info to Census Workers

With the U.S. Census process beginning, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) advises people to be cooperative, but cautious, so as not to become a victim of fraud or identity theft. The first phase of the 2010 U.S. Census is under way as workers have begun verifying the addresses of households across the country. Eventually, more than 140,000 U.S. Census workers will count every person in the United States and will gather information about every person living at each address including name, age, gender, race, and other relevant data.

The big question is - how do you tell the difference between a U.S. Census worker and a con artist? BBB offers the following advice:

** If a U.S. Census worker knocks on your door, they will have a badge, a hand held device, a Census Bureau canvas bag, and a confidentiality notice. Ask to see their identification and their badge before answering their questions. However, you should never invite anyone you don't know into your home.

** Census workers are currently only knocking on doors to verify address information.

Do not give your Social Security number, credit card or banking information to anyone, even if they claim they need it for the U.S. . Census.


While the Census Bureau might ask for basic financial information, such as a salary range,

The Census Bureau will not ask for Social Security, bank account, or credit card numbers, nor will employees solicit donations. Any one asking for that information is NOT with the Census Bureau.

THE CENSUS BUREAU HAS DECIDED NOT TO WORK WITH ACORN ON GATHERING THIS INFORMATION. No Acorn worker should approach you saying he/she is with the Census Bureau.

Eventually, Census workers may contact you by telephone, mail or in person at home. However, the Census Bureau will not contact you by Email, so be on the lookout for Email scams impersonating the Census.

Never click on a link or open any attachments in an Email that are supposedly from the U.S. Census Bureau.