VIDEO: BCSO, FHP and Waste Management Remind You That January is ‘Move Over’ Awareness Month

By  //  January 4, 2018

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204 crashes, 68 injuries in 2016 from not moving over

ABOVE VIDEO: The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, the Florida Highway Patrol and Waste Management want to remind everyone that January is “Move Over” Awareness Month.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – January is “Move Over” month in Florida. AAA – The Auto Club Group reminds motorists to Slow Down, Move Over.


The law requires passing motorists to give adequate space to law enforcement, tow truck drivers, utility service vehicles and other first responders that are stopped on the side of the road.

“This law is in place to protect the ones who protect us,” said Montrae Waiters, spokeswoman, AAA – The Auto Club Group.

“Not focusing on the road puts your life and others at risk. If you are caught violating the “Move Over” law, you could be issued a ticket which could result in a fine, as well as, 3 points on your driver’s license.”

According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV), there were 204 crashes and 68 injuries reported as a result of motorists failing to move over in 2016. Law enforcement officials issued more than 5,000 citations to drivers who failed to “move over”.

These alarming statistics further indicate the importance of the Move Over law.

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