The “Move Over” law in Florida states you must leave an empty lane between you and emergency vehicles or, if you can’t, slow down at least 20 MPH below the speed limit.
To help remind you of the law, the Lakeland Police Department will be out in force from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm today to help educate drivers in the following areas:
• The Polk County Parkway.
• Harden Blvd between Beacon Road and Lakeside Village Shopping Center.
• South Road 98 (Bartow Highway) between Edgewood Drive and South Crystal Lake Drive.
According to LPD, “Violators of this law will be stopped and given literature and anything from a verbal warning to a uniform traffic citation.”