What is Florida’s Move Over Law?

Florida’s Move Over Law is meant to direct motorists upon the approach of an authorized emergency vehicle. Florida’s Move Over Law states: 

“Upon the immediate approach of an authorized emergency vehicle, while en-route to meet an existing emergency, the driver of every other vehicle shall…yield the right-of-way to the emergency vehicle and shall immediately proceed to the closest curb of the roadway…and remain in position until the authorized emergency vehicle has passed…” 

In other words, Florida’s Move Over Law says that when you see an ambulance, police car, fire truck, or other emergency vehicle approaching, and that emergency vehicle has its emergency lights or sirens activated, then you need to pull your car to the nearest curb and get out of that vehicle’s way. 

Furthermore, Florida’s Move Over Law states that when an authorized emergency vehicle is performing an emergency service at the side of the road, drivers: 

“Shall vacate the lane closest to the emergency vehicle” or “Shall slow to a speed that is 20 mph less than the posted speed limit when the posted speed limit is 25 mph or greater, or travel at 5 mph when the speed limit is 20 mph or less…” 

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