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Tink
03-07-2008, 04:58 PM
For those of you who drive when you are in Florida, there is a new law to be enacted very shortly.

When approaching an emergency vehicle that is pulled to the side of the road (police car, ambulance, fire truck, road ranger, unmarked police car, etc...) you MUST move to the further lane (to the left usually) BEFORE reaching the vehicles, allowing the lane closest to them to be free.

Should you be unable to pull to the next lane, leaving the closest lane free you MUST reduce your speed to TWENTY miles below the posted limit.

There have been too many people killed as a result of fast moving vehicles not moving over.

As a rule, I pull to the left (or sometimes the right, depending) when any vehicle is on the shoulder.

They will be ticketing drivers that do not follow this new law.

ieuanr
03-07-2008, 06:18 PM
Thanks Tink - have to watch out for that one - just about remember to stop for school buses!

Dawn
03-07-2008, 06:19 PM
Got it. Move over and don't run down the stretcher. Check!

Tink
03-07-2008, 06:31 PM
Move over or slow down. But, when slowing down (in a situation where you can't move over) give a look in the rear view and hope that driver is paying attention. I was nearly run over the other day. :eek: Now I give my brakes a few pumps to flash a warning before slowing down fully.

lisaw
03-07-2008, 07:30 PM
Thanks for the heads up Tink :thumbs_up:

josh.p.
03-07-2008, 10:21 PM
Thanks for telling us Tink, useful info!

Taja
03-07-2008, 10:40 PM
Move over or slow down. But, when slowing down (in a situation where you can't move over) give a look in the rear view and hope that driver is paying attention. I was nearly run over the other day. :eek: Now I give my brakes a few pumps to flash a warning before slowing down fully.

That's my usual style, Tink! I'm paranoid about being rear-ended again!

cathydisneynut
05-07-2008, 02:14 PM
They are going to catch out thousands of tourists with this....thanks for the warning Tink!

Isafari
05-07-2008, 02:21 PM
Yep....thanks Tink. DH does the driving so I have passed it on to him too.