Florida's Move Over Law
Palm Beach Traffic Ticket Lawyer
Move over laws were first introduced in the United States in 1994 after
a paramedic in South Carolina was struck and injured at an accident scene.
The paramedic was listed at fault; this led his work to create a law that
protected other emergency responders while on the scene. The law states
that when a driver notices an emergency vehicle with either sirens or
flashing lights, the driver must move over by one lane, if this is not
possible they are to reduce their driving speed by 20 miles per hour below
the posted speed limit. An emergency vehicle includes fire trucks, ambulances,
tow trucks, police cars, and any other vehicle that displays red and/or
white emergency lighting or any vehicle displaying flashing amber lights.
There are many situations in which it is difficult to obey the move over
laws of Florida, if it is not difficult to obey; it is confusing to know
what to do. This law can be very tricky. The penalties for failing to
move over for an emergency vehicle are about $120 in fines, depending
on the Florida County, and three points on your driver's license.
As points accumulate on your license, your auto-insurance premiums generally
increase. In addition, if your job requires you to operate a company vehicle,
points on your driver license, and convictions on your driving record
can cause you to lose your job as well as prevent further employment of
the same kind.
Defense for Move Over Law Citations
At Parks & Braxton, PA we know the difficulties that points on a driver's
license, tickets on a driving record as well as tickets in general can
bring great stress and anxiety to someone's life. It is important
for you to know that if you pay the
traffic ticket, you are essentially pleading guilty to the violation. It is further important
to know that all
types of traffic tickets and traffic violations can be fought against in court. However if you
wish to fight a ticket, you will need the legal aid of a
Palm Beach traffic ticket attorney from our firm. We have a successful track record involving thousands of
case wins, and we know exactly what it takes to defend traffic tickets
for Move Over Law violations.
Contact a Palm Beach traffic ticket lawyer
from Parks & Braxton, PA today for a free case evaluation and to discuss
your options. We will answer our phone 24 / 7 - nights, weekends, and