Orange County Sheriff: Move Over Law Crackdown
June 13th, 2014 | WMFE, Orlando- The Orange County Sheriff's Office is urging people to "move over" for emergency vehicles.
[FHP trooper Chelsea Richard was killed after being struck by a vehicle while she stood on the shoulder of I-75 in Marion County in May. Photo: Florida Highway Patrol]
The sheriff's office will be enforcing the "Move-Over Law" throughout highways within Orange County.
The law requires drivers to move away from the lane closest to an emergency vehicle. Or, drivers can slow down to a speed 20 miles per hour or less than the speed limit.
The crackdown comes one month after a Florida Highway Patrol trooper, a tow truck driver and a pedestrian were killed after being struck by car while standing on the shoulder of the road after an accident.
Drivers who don’t obey the law can face a $134 fine and 3 points on their license.
Deputies will also be enforcing other laws during this operation- including a 2013 law which makes it an offense to text and drive.