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Miramar Police Department
Monday May 17th, 2010 :: 11:55 a.m. EDT



More law enforcement officers die each year in traffic-related incidents than by gunfire or any other single cause of death. The Miramar Police Department would like to remind everyone that the Move Over law requires motorists to slow down or be a lane away from emergency or law enforcement vehicles such as police, fire, ambulances or tow trucks on the shoulder or side of the road.

On a two-lane roadway, you are required to slow to a speed that is 20 miles per hour less than the posted speed limit.

If the speed limit is 20 miles per hour or less, you must slow down to five miles per hour.

If you are driving on an interstate or roadway with multiple lanes of travel in the same direction, and you approach an emergency or law enforcement vehicle parked along the roadway, you must vacate the lane closest to that vehicle as soon as it is safe to do so. If you are not able to safely move over, you must slow down to a speed of 20 miles per hour below the posted speed limit unless directed otherwise by a law

Violating this law endangers you and public safety personnel. For more information on Florida’s Move Over law please visit:

Miramar Police Department
3064 N Commerce Pkwy
Miramar, FL 33025

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 954-602-4000

Tania Rues
Office of the Chief

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