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FHP Move Over Campaign Results in 1200 Citations

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –The Florida Highway Patrol today announced the preliminary enforcement results from the Patrol’s Move Over campaign. During the 29-day period, the Patrol placed heavy emphasis on getting drivers to Move Over for stopped emergency vehicles on Florida’s roadways. Troopers issued more than 69,000 traffic citations and made 620 arrests for Driving Under the Influence of alcohol or drugs. They cited nearly 24,000 drivers for speeding, and citations for failure to Move Over topped 1,200.

 “Law enforcement officers are out there every day working to reduce traffic crashes and fatalities. Motorists
need to know the rules of the road, such as the Move Over law, and abide by them,” said Col. David Brierton,
director of the Florida Highway Patrol. “Over the past two months, three of our troopers have been struck by motorists while working on our highways.”

Trooper Richard Guzman’s vehicle was struck on Jan. 4, in Hillsborough County. Vehicles also hit Trooper David Rodriguez on Jan. 26 in Orange County and Trooper Daniel Morley on Feb. 23 in Palm Beach County.
The members of the Florida Highway Patrol remind everyone that the law requires drivers to move over one
lane or slow down to 20 miles per hour below the speed limit when approaching any authorized emergency
vehicle or wrecker displaying rotating or flashing lights stopped on the side of a roadway. Also, motorists
should remember that *FHP (*347) dialed from a cellphone contacts FHP when they need to report an
aggressive driver or require roadside assistance.
The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles provides highway safety and security through
excellence in service, education and enforcement. The Department is leading the way to a safer Florida through
the efficient and professional execution of its core mission: the issuance of driver licenses, vehicle tags and
titles and operation of the Florida Highway Patrol. To learn more about DHSMV and the services offered, visit or follow us on Twitter @FDHSMV. You can find us on Facebook, too.

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