Florida Move Over Law
How does the Move Over Law apply to driving in Florida?
The Florida Move Over Law was enacted in 2002 in an effort to curb the number of accidents caused by motorists against law enforcement officers, first responders and other emergency officials who are injured or killed during stops on Florida highways and roads. Specifically, the law states that all motorists on 2-lane or higher roadways are now required to move over a lane or slow to 20 mph below the posted speed limit when approaching an emergency vehicle that has its lights flashing. If driving on a single-lane road, drivers must slow to 20 mph below the posted speed limit, or 5 mph if driving on a road with a posted speed limit of 25 mph or less.
Penalties for Florida Move Over Law Violations
Violation of Florida's Move Over Law can result in costly fines and court fees as well as adding 3 points to your drivers' license as indicated in the Florida point system. While these penalties may not seem entirely severe, the costs associated with these penalties can grow to become quite substantial. Further, adding points to your license can ultimately lead to suspension or revocation. Violations of the Move Over Law can be contested by a skilled Florida traffic ticket attorney who understands the law, and knows how to get results. You can save time and long term increases in your insurance costs. We offer a free phone consultation and you can speak to Attorney Golden by calling 1- 877-680-7575.
Golden Traffic Ticket Law is a small but accomplished firm of legal professionals who are dedicated to the task of defending drivers who have been cited for a multitude of traffic violations, both moving and nonmoving. Attorney Golden and his skilled of counsel attorneys have over 35 years of combined experience, and will aggressively pursue the most favorable result in any case from DUI to stop sign violations.
Contact a Florida traffic ticket lawyer if you have been found in violation of the Move Over Law and would like to discuss your case with an established legal professional.