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Message from the sheriff -MOVE OVER, IT'S THE LAW

sadiePROTECT PUBLIC SAFETY AND SERVICE VEHICLES ON THE ROADS

Move Over, It’s the Law Also Includes Sanitation and Utility Service Vehicles:

Law enforcement and other emergency personnel are unnecessarily struck and killed by vehicles passing too closely to an emergency vehicle and traveling at high speeds.

  • On a two-lane roadway, you are required to slow to a speed that is 20 miles per hour less than the posted speed limit.
  • If the speed limit is 20 miles per hour or less, you must slow down to five miles per hour.
  • If you are driving on an interstate or roadway with multiple lanes of travel in the same direction, and you approach an emergency or law enforcement vehicle parked along the roadway, you must vacate the lane closest to that vehicle as soon as it is safe to do so. If you are not able to safely move over, you must slow down to a speed of 20 MPH below the posted speed limit unless directed otherwise by a law enforcement officer.
  • Violating the move over law puts both yourself and a public safety professional at risk.
  • Violating the move over law can result in a fine and points on your license.
  • http://www.flhsmv.gov/safetytips/images/arrowRed.gifEffective July 1, 2014, the law was changed to include sanitation vehicles and utility service vehicles

 

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Move Over….It’s the Law!

SHERIFF SADIE DARNELL


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