Orlando auto accident lawyer Martinez Manglardi, PA is reminding Florida drivers that it’s “Move Over” awareness month. “When you see flashing lights, move over, Florida. It’s the law,” says the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV).
In 2018, failure to give way to first responders and other official vehicles at the side of the road caused more than 200 car accidents in Florida. Statewide, police handed out nearly 17,000 tickets for the violation. According to the law, drivers have to move over for emergency and law enforcement vehicles stopped on the side of the road. The law also applies to service vehicles such as tow trucks, garbage trucks, and Road Rangers. If a driver can’t move over, the law requires them slow to 20 miles per hour under the speed limit.
“Troopers, first responders and utility workers put their lives on the line every day on our roadways,” said Colonel Gene S. Spaulding, Director of the Florida Highway Patrol. “Protect the men and women that answer the call for service in Florida. Move Over, so they can return home to their families.”
January is Move Over Awareness month. AAA reminds all drivers that the law requires you to “slow down and/or move over” when passing an emergency vehicle stopped on the roadside with its flashers on. Not knowing the law is NOT an excuse! pic.twitter.com/oRldTy2o47
— AAA Florida (@AAAFlorida) January 2, 2019
Orlando Auto Accident Lawyer Urges Safe Driving Habits
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