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LCSO advises: Be aware of traffic laws

April 8, 2014
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

Stay Alive . Just Drive! and the Lee County Sheriff's Office provide traffic safety reminders regarding three laws that many drivers forget or often overlook. The Move Over Act protects those working crash scenes or incidents, Wipers On Headlights On makes us more visible to other drivers and yes turns the taillights on. Lastly, give emergency vehicles the right of way, don't challenge them and most importantly don't attempt to follow them.

* MOVE OVER ACT FSS 316.126 Vacate the lane closest to the emergency vehicle or wrecker when driving on an interstate highway or other highway with two or more lanes traveling in the direction of the emergency vehicle or wrecker. If you can't vacate the lane you must reduce your speed by 20 mph, if the posted speed is 20 mph or less you must reduce your speed to 5 mph.

* WHEN HEADLIGHTS ARE REQUIRED FSS 316.217 During any rain, smoke or fog.

* YIELD TO EMERGENCY VEHICLES FSS 316.126 Yield the way to the emergency vehicle and shall immediately proceed to a position parallel to and as close as reasonable to the closest edge of the curb of the roadway.

Source: Stay Alive .... Just Drive!, Inc.



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