Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Move Over!

Seminole Heights was the locale for this story about Florida's Move Over law, which requires motorists to move to a lane away from emergency vehicles stopped on the roadside or slow to 20 mph below the speed limit if they cannot.

Police Try To Ensure You Give Them A Brake

TAMPA - Tampa police Officer Ernest Sosa Jr. approached the driver's window of a Kia sport utility vehicle, a stack of pamphlets in his hands.

The driver, Casey Ackermann, 21, soon learned why. She had rolled past another patrol car on North Florida Avenue near East Lambright Street, its red and blue lights flashing behind a stopped car. Ackermann braked slightly, but police clocked her speed at 32 mph - too fast for the circumstances under Florida law, Sosa told her. (more)

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