Last month South Florida law firm Hochman & Goldin, P.A. discussed Florida's “move over” law designed to protect emergency road workers and the many drivers that remain unaware of its existence.
Miami, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/15/2016 -- The move over law was enacted over ten years ago and states that when there are emergency vehicles on the road with their lights flashing, a driver must either change lanes or he or she must reduce their speed to twenty miles below the posted speed limit if they are unable to change lanes. Drivers that fail to heed the move over law may be subject to a fine of $120 and they also risk receiving three points on their driver's license.
Originally the move over law was targeted at emergency crews as well as fire trucks and ambulances but has since been expanded to also cover tow trucks which arguably face a bigger threat due to many drivers failing to heed the law or simply being unaware that such a law even exists.
More than 25,000 citations have been issued by the Florida Highway Patrol to drivers violating the move over law.
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Scott Hochman and Sunny Goldin, both alumni from University of Miami School of Law, have each been practicing law in Florida for over 20 years. The Miami traffic lawyers have handled more than 180,000 traffic citations in the courts of Miami-Dade and Broward Counties and also represent clients on misdemeanor criminal cases. They are also experienced Miami expungement attorneys and are ready to assist clients. Call 305-515-5045 for more information.