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Move Over or Pay the Price

August 21st, 2009 by flanews

The Florida Highway Patrol will be looking for drivers who arent following the states move over law.

When police or emergency workers are parked on the side of the road, drivers are required to move to the outside lane and slow to 20 miles below the speed limit. Florida Highway Patrol Captain Mark Welch said seven out of every 10 drivers dont know the about law.

Our members are going to be out specifically looking for people who violate the move over law, to raise awareness to this important lifesaving law, that helps protect the emergency workers out on our highways, said Welch.

The fine for not following the move over law is 60 dollars, but with added court fees the cost can get as high as 160 dollars.

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