The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District Six will co-host the annual “Move Over” press conference in partnership with the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) Troop E in January.
Local media coverage will highlight first responders from local agencies including FHP Troop E, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue and FDOT Road Rangers. Guest speakers from their respective agencies plan to educate the public about the importance of practicing safe driving and adhering to Florida’s Move Over Law. The Move Over Law requires motorists to move over a lane, when it is safe to do so, for stopped law enforcement, emergency, sanitation, utility service vehicles, tow trucks, wreckers, maintenance, or construction vehicles. If unable to move over, motorists are required to slow to a speed 20 miles per hour less than the posted speed limit.
The media event will help remind the community how everyone plays a critical role in keeping Incident Responders safe on the roadway. It will also emphasize the recent changes made to the Move Over Law effective January 1, 2024 to include any disabled vehicle displaying hazard lights, using emergency flares, posting emergency signage, or with one or more persons visibly present.
The “Move Over” campaign will partner with local agencies and disperse campaign messaging through various public outreach efforts throughout South Florida. The goal is to empower the public with knowledge and resources that can save lives. The press conference will kick off the campaign to help encourage proactive participation from the community.
Please visit the Move Over campaign website for more information.