The state’s Move Over Law says
drivers must vacate the lane closest to
the stationary emergency vehicle, tow
truck, sanitation, or utility vehicle.
Drivers must slow down to a speed
of 20 mph below the posted speed
limit if they cannot move over safely.
The purpose of the Move Over
Law is to protect law enforcement,
emergency vehicle workers and utility
company employees from being hit by
vehicles passing them at high speed.
If you are not in the lane closest to
the stopped emergency vehicle you
should be prepared to allow other
drivers to move over.
The Florida Highway Patrol in Lake City held a Move Over Law press conference
in January to encourage awareness of the law. Clay Electric’s Lake
City District line supervisor Joe Tice and member relations representative
Jordan Wade attended the event.