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Dangers of ignoring 'Move Over Law'

Video Credit: WPTV News | West Palm Beach - Duration: 01:32s - Published
Dangers of ignoring 'Move Over Law'

Dangers of ignoring 'Move Over Law'

First responders are reminding Florida drivers to move over and slow down when approaching emergency scenes on the road.

To make the point, FHP, firefighters, Road Rangers and tow operators staged a vehicle rescue in Tamarac to show what’s involved and why they need room from passing drivers.

BEING HIT BY PASSING CARS ISALL TOO COMMON ON FLORIDAROADS - TODAY FIRST RESPONDERSSENT OUT A CLEAR MESSAGE TODRIVERS NEWSCHANNEL FIVE'SMATT SCZESNY SPOKE WITH SOMETODAY ABOUT THE DANGER THEYFACETHIS IS THE WEEK FIRSTRESPONDERS AROUND THE COUNTRYARE TRYING TO GET DRIVERS TOPAY ATTENTION TO THEM - WHENTHEY ARE ON THE SIDE OF THEHIGHWAY - 173911“The reasonwe shut down the highway isfor this what you see heretoday” FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROLLT ALVARO FEOLA POINTED TOTHIS STAGED RESCUE OF A CARTRAPPED UNDER A BUSÃTHEPOINT IS TO SHOW SOMETHINGMANY DRIVERS DONÃWHEN PATIENCE RUNS THIN INTRAFFIC.

173714“We justrecently lost a firefighter innorthern Florida that was hitby a vehicle, someone couldhave just moved over” MOVINGOVERÃIS SOMETHING MANY FIRSTRESPONDERS SAY THEYD LIKE TOSEE DRIVERS DO.

174513“Wehad some close calls and somerangers who have been hitunfortunately” ROAD RANGERROY WARD HAS BEEN HITÃHESAYSÃBY THE MIRRORS OFPASSING CARSÃSOME TROOPERSRECENTLYÃHAVE TAKE MOREDIRECT AND SERIOUS HITS FROMDRIVERSÃ174143“slow downchange lanes and give us roomto work” STATE LAW REQUIRESDRIVERS TO MOVE OVER A LANEFOR FIRST RESPONDERS - AND IFTHEY CAN'T SLOW DOWN 20 MILESAN HOUR BELOW THE SPEED LIMIIN WPB, MS, WPTV, NC 5GOVERNOR RON DESANTIS WAS ONTHE TREASURE COAST TODAY TOANNOUNCE A NEW P




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