Sheriff Wayne Ivey Speaks About Florida’s Move Over Law

By  //  April 10, 2015

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National Distracted Driving Awareness month

ABOVE VIDEO: Sheriff Wayne Ivey and his son, Florida State Trooper Robert Ivey, bring awareness of Florida’s MoveOver Law for April’s National Distracted Driving Awareness month. (SpaceCoastDaily Video)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – April is National Distracted Driving Awareness month and a opportunity to remind motorists of the many men and women who are at significant risk, working on, or alongside, Florida’s roadways.

Florida's-Move-Over-Law-110Law enforcement officers still report notable issues with the compliance of Florida’s Move Over Law, which requires motorists to move over and/or slow down when passing emergency responder vehicles, including tow trucks and Road Rangers, that have flashing/emergency lights displayed.

Last year, the law was expanded to also include sanitation and utility vehicles with flashing lights displayed.

In an initiative led by Central Florida’s Community Traffic Safety Teams, multiple agencies from the public and private sector will be working together to promote the Move Over law during the week of April 5th – 11th.

Sheriff Wayne Ivey and his son, Florida State Trooper Robert Ivey, addressed the media Thursday to bring awareness about April’s National Distracted Driving Awareness month and Florida’s Move Over Law.

ABOVE VIDEO: Sheriff Wayne Ivey and his son, Florida State Trooper Robert Ivey, speak with SpaceCoastDaily about the awareness of Florida’s MoveOver Law and their father-son relationship while serving in law enforcement together. (SpaceCoastDaily Video)

Message boards will display reminders for motorists along major roadways and law enforcement agencies will be conducting high visibility enforcement.

The Central Florida Expressway Authority, Florida’s Turnpike, WasteProServices, Waste Management, DBI Services (roadway maintainance company) and numerous law enforcement agencies will be engaged in activities throughout Central Florida and across the state.

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