Move Over Florida – It’s the Law

Move Over Florida – it’s the law. Every day, there is mayhem on the highways. Our law enforcement personnel are the only line of defense against the controlled craziness that occurs on our roads. No longer do we relax and count out the number of out-of-state license plates, instead, we can count the vehicles suspected of texting and driving, by their swerving actions. That’s one. There. Another. There’s one. Easily we reach double digits in a few short miles.

Help protect our sworn law enforcement personnel. Not only should we pay attention all the time to what is ahead of us, and of course not texting while driving, also it is very important that we must give wide berth to law enforcement while they carry out their duties.

Every year there are senseless deaths and serious injuries to law enforcement for failure to obey traffic law to move away from the lane when there is police action or other service vehicle.

Understanding Move Over:

  • Drivers must move over when a patrol car, emergency vehicle and/or tow truck is stopped on the side of a road with lights flashing.
  • If they cannot move over safely, drivers shall slow down to a speed of 20 mph below the posted speed limit.
  • Approach the emergency vehicle with caution.
  • Violating the Move Over law puts motorists and public safety professionals at risk.
  • Violating the Move Over law can result in a fine and points on your driver’s license record.

Please show respect to those charged with making the roads safe for the rest of us.