Ocala, Florida — The tragic May 3, 2014 death of Chelsea Richard, Mr. John Duggan (tow truck driver) and Mr. Robert Phillips has gained national attention, thrusting the “Move Over” law to center stage.
Troopers said it is simple, when you see flashing lights, move over, and if you can’t move over you are required by law to reduce your speed by 20 mph below the posted speed limit. The law pertains to all emergency vehicles and road side workers.
As National Police Week continues, law enforcement officers across the nation remember and honor our fallen heroes – those officers who in the service of their communities have given the ultimate sacrifice are remembered.
As Florida mourns the loss of Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Chelsea Richard, who lost her life along with two others in a deadly traffic crash on Interstate 75 in Ocala, Florida, the Florida State Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police, the Florida Highway Patrol, the Florida Police Chiefs Association, the Florida Police Benevolent Association and the Florida Sheriff’s Association are designating June 2014 as “Move Over – Slow Down – Save a Life” month.
The law isn’t only designed to protect law enforcement, road side crews and emergency personnel, it was designed to protect all drivers, said troopers
A nationwide campaign in now underway and agencies across the U.S. are joining together to create one simple, but very powerful message, “Move Over.”
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