TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) – It seem some drivers still don’t get the concept that when they see an emergency vehicle or tow truck with flashing lights stopped on the road or on the shoulder, they are supposed to move over one lane or slow to 20 mph below the speed limit.

During a month-long campaign to enforce Florida’s “Move Over” law, the Florida Highway Patrol said their troopers handed out more than 1,200 tickets for ‘move over’ violations. They also handed out 23,500 tickets for speeding and made 620 arrests for DUI.

The “Move Over” law is designed to protect law enforcement and emergency personnel from being struck by cars.

The FHP noted that three troopers have been hit by cars since early January while working alongside highways.

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Comments (2)
  1. Hoof Arted says:

    What do you expect when the state of Florida hands out driver’s licenses in cereal boxes?

  2. gary says:

    The law is not very well thought out. I’ve had several near-miss incidents when someone “moved over” in front of me to comply. It would help if law enforcement AND anyone pulled over moved further off the road. I don’t move over, I stand on the brake and hope they do the same behind me.