Florida's New Safety Law is Working

I know that Florida is not the only state to enact this legislation, but I am impressed by how well it's working.

The law states that when an emergency vehicle is stopped on the shoulder - for whatever reason - that you must change lanes on a multiple lane roadway or slow down to 20 mph less than the posted speed limit if you can't change lanes because the traffic flow won't permit it.

Today I saw a half-dozen such opportunities for people to ignore the law and remain in their same lane when a police vehicle had stopped on the shoulder with its emergency lights on, and car-after-car and truck-after-truck (me included) obeyed the law and changed lanes. Remarkable compliance.

I only saw two people who either didn't know about the law (unlikely) or didn't think it applied to them.

Impressive. Safer for the stopped vehicles, too.

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