New traffic laws take effect

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Montgomery, AL (WSFA) - Some new traffic laws took effect in Alabama this weekend.

One of them is an expansion of the existing "Move-Over" law.   Now it also applies to tow trucks.

That means drivers should slow down and move over as far as possible whenever they see a tow truck or a law enforcement officer on the side of the road.

Another new law increases fines for truckers who fail to secure loads of steel coils, the result of several accidents in the Birmingham area.