Move Over Law Amended to Protect Utility and Sanitation Workers

An amendment to the 2002 Move Over Act will now help protect sanitation and utility workers. On July 1, 2014 the amendment to the Move Over Act went into effect. The Move Over law requires motorists to change lanes on a multilane road or slow down to 20 mph less than the posted speed limit; in areas with a speed limit less than 25 mph, motorist must pass at 5 mph.
Move Over was created to help protect law enforcement officers, firefighters, and all first responders, who risk life and limb to protect and serve the public. This amendment will help keep these workers safe as they do their jobs.
We continue to support the Move Over Law by promoting public awareness of this life-saving law. Drivers know to make room when first responders are headed to an accident scene, but too few know that, when they are stopped with emergency lights flashing, the law requires drivers to move over and slow down.
At Terrell • Hogan, protecting families from unforeseen accidents and personal injury is what we do every day. We represent the injured as they seek justice, but we also know that it’s best to try to find ways to prevent injury and loss before they happen We feel it’s important to help spread this life-saving word. Please Move Over.

About The Author

Wayne Hogan

Wayne Hogan

Wayne Hogan, a Jacksonville native, has been with the firm since 1977. He graduated from Florida State University, where he received both his bachelor’s and J.D. degrees. He specializes in all areas of personal injury law. In addition to participating in many professional associations, he and his wife, Pat, are also actively involved in the community.