Move Over

Florida law requires you to Move Over a lane — when you can safely do so — for stopped law enforcement, emergency, sanitation, utility service vehicles and tow trucks or wreckers.

  • If you can’t move over — or when on a two-lane road — slow to a speed that is 20 mph less than the posted speed limit.
  • Slow down to 5 mph when the posted speed limit is 20 mph or less.

When you fail to Move Over, you put yourself and others at risk; you could crash into a vehicle or worker.

Violating the Move Over law will result in a fine, fees, and points on your driving record.  For more information, see section 316.126, Florida Statutes.


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Move Over – 15 seconds
Move Over – 30 seconds
Move Over – 15 seconds – Spanish
Move Over – 30 seconds – Spanish
Tpr. Dave Rodriguez asks you to “Please Move Over” (0:32)
Tpr. Jose Sanchez asks you in Spanish to “Please Move Over” (Spanish 0:59)
Sgt. Kim Montes asks you to “Please Move Over
Sgt. Kim Montes on the Air

Print Materials:
2019 Move Over Poster 11×17
Move Over Poster 11×17 (English)
Move Over Poster 8.5×11 (English)

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