April was National Distracted Driving Awareness month and provided us the perfect opportunity to remind motorists of the many men and women who are at significant risk, working on or alongside, Florida's roadways. The Move Over law has been implemented in all 50 states. In Florida, the law requires drivers to move over when passing an emergency, service, or utility vehicle with flashing lights activated. If unable to move over, drivers must reduce speeds to 20mph below the posted speed limit. The Move Over law now includes law enforcement, fire/rescue, tow trucks/road rangers, utility, and sanitation vehicles.
Florida's Community Traffic Safety Team (CTST) partners united for a media event in which Brevard County's Sheriff, Wayne Ivey, and his son, a Florida Highway Patrol Trooper, talked about the law and every driver's responsibility to ensure the safety of our public safety and service personnel. Several private partners joined us in this traffic safety initiative, including WastePro Services, Waste Management, DBI Services, AT&T, Florida's Turnpike Authority, Central Florida Expressway Authority, Jack's Wrecker Service, and WaWa. In addition, law enforcement agencies throughout Central Florida conducted high visilibity enforcement details. The pictures below are from the media event.