#MoveOver #SlowDown #SaveLives
In conjunction with April being National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, DBi Services joined forces with public safety officials and other agencies throughout the state of Florida to remind drivers of the significant risks faced every day by those working on or alongside Florida’s roadways.
An initiative was led by Central Florida’s Community Traffic Safety Teams to promote the “Move Over Law” during the week of April 5-11. The Central Florida Expressway Authority, Florida’s Turnpike, WasteProServices, Waste Management, DBi Services, and numerous law enforcement agencies engaged in activities throughout Central Florida and across the state. Message boards were displayed reminding motorists along major roadways, and law enforcement agencies conducted high visibility enforcement.
View the media event hosted Thursday April 9 at the Brevard County Government Complex where Sheriff Wayne Ivey and his son Florida State Trooper Robert Ivey were keynote speakers.
DBi Services Asset Management Florida Area Manager, Steve W. Ralston was in attendance at the media event with a truck present, and stated “For everyone that works on or near the roadway, the Move Over Law isn’t just for us. It’s for all of our families and pets, who wait patiently for us to come home each day. Thank you so very much for adhering to the Move Over Law.”
The Florida Move Over Law requires motorists to move over and/or slow down when passing emergency responder vehicles, as well as tow trucks, utility trucks, road rangers and sanitation vehicles. When on a two-lane roadway, motorists must slow to a speed that is 20 miles per hour less than the posted speed limit; slow down to 5 miles per hour if the posted speed limit is 20 miles per hour or less; vacate the lane closest to the emergency vehicle as soon as it is safe to do so when driving in the same direction on a multi-lane roadway; and if unable to safely move over, motorists should slow down to a speed of 20 miles per hour below the posted speed limit unless directed otherwise by law enforcement.
SLOW DOWN – MOVE OVER – IT’S THE LAW – A LIFE DEPENDS ON IT!
Be aware – a Move Over Law has been enacted in all 50 United States and most Canadian Provinces, so please be familiar your local law. CLICK HERE to view all state or province-specific law details.
Sheriff Wayne Ivey speaking at media event
Steve W. Ralston, DBi Services Asset Management Florida Area Manager