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City utility, sanitation vehicles added to Move Over Act

Road improvements
Posted at 8:10 AM, Jul 16, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-16 06:39:47-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -- A new law revision now gives road protection to more public safety vehicles out on the roads.

Florida's Move Over Act was amended last week, adding that drivers must now slow down and/or move over for city utility and sanitation vehicles.

According to City of Tallahassee officials, the new law requires:

- Approaching law enforcement patrol cars, emergency vehicles, utility service vehicles, sanitation vehicles and tow trucks with caution.

- Changing lanes away from these vehicles if traveling on a multi-lane roadway and able to move over safely; or

- Slow down to a speed that is 20 miles per hour less than the posted speed limit, when a clearly identified emergency or work crew vehicle is parked and crews are working.

Violating this new law could mean fines or loss of points on your drivers license.