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Move Over - It's the Law

September 11, 2012 | Category: Automobile Accidents | Share

Move Over - It's the Law



May 1, 2012 marked the 10 year anniversary of Florida's "Move Over Law".  Still many don't know about the law or choose to ignore it.  The risks of violating this law are  great in terms of injury to our emergency responders and other motorists.  

The Florida "Move Over Law" requires all motorists who are approaching  emergency vehicles with lights flashing to change lanes away from the emergency vehicles if traveling on a multi-lane roadway.  If not able to either do so safely or because the driver is on a single-lane roadway, the driver is required to slow down to a speed that is 20 miles per hour less than the posted speed limit when the posted speed limit is 25 miles per hour or greater, or travel at 5 miles per hour when the posted speed limit is 20 miles per hour or less. 

"Give our emergency workers the room they need to do their jobs.  You or a member of your family may be counting on them, " says Randall Spivey of the Spivey Law Firm, Ft. Myers, FL. 

For more information about Florida's Move Over Law, please visit or contact  If you are travelling out of the state, here's a link to Move Over Laws across the nation: 

If you or a loved one has been injured in a vehicle accident, please contact us today to discuss your legal rights.


Randall L. Spivey is a Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney – the highest recognition for competence bestowed by the Florida Bar and a distinction earned by less than 2 percent of Florida attorneys. He has handled over 1,500 personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout Florida. For a free and confidential consultation to discuss your legal rights, contact the Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., in Lee County at  239. 337.7483 or toll free at 1.888.477.4839, or by email to  Visit  for more information. You can contact Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. in Charlotte County at 941.764.7748 and in Collier County 239.793.7748.





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