Established in 1987, Kearney Towing & Repair Center provides towing, auto repairs, fleet service, auto maintenance, and diesel truck repairs, and 24-hour emergency service to the Kearney, NE area. To view their website click here

Signed by Governor Ricketts on May 5, 2021 and of note to PTAN members is LB616 (Hughes) - Change abandoned motor vehicle provisions

Currently, within 15 days, a tower must notify any lienholder appearing on the certificate of title of the vehicle and the owner once they tow an abandoned vehicle. This bill would require the State Patrol to also follow these guidelines.

Secondly, LB 616 would increase the valuation of an abandoned vehicle from $250.00 to $500.00 for purposes of Nebr. Rev. Stat. 60-1902.

The bill becomes effective 90-days after the end of the Legislative Session, which be approximately September 1, 2021.


Move Over America - Move Over Laws Now In  All 50 States

Facts, Figures & Articles

(compliments of TRAA and

Know The Law

When you see flashing lights on the side of the road, slow down, and if it’s safe, Move Over – away from police, fire crews, paramedics and tow truck drivers. If you make the move, others will follow.

  • Move-over laws require motorists traveling on multi-lane roadways to, when practical, merge away from a vehicle working on the side of the highway to provide an empty travel lane of safety for the worker. If not practical (either due to traffic volume or road design), the motorist must slow significantly below the posted speed limit while passing the roadside worker. (See how it all got started)

  • In 2005, 390 workers were killed in struck-by incidents, according to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), accounting for seven percent of all fatal occupational injuries.

  • According to FBI statistics, law enforcement officers being struck and killed is a major cause of law enforcement deaths.

  • Police put their lives in danger each time they leave their patrol cars parked along a busy freeway. Officers in Austin, Texas are aggressively enforcing the state law that requires drivers to move over or slow down for emergency vehicles. (KVUE story)

  • An amendment to Tennessee's Move Over law went into effect on July 1, making it illegal to pass utility workers who are working on the shoulder of the road without moving over into another lane or slowing down. (WKRN story)

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Jo Hitz, President


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