Last year, more than 200 crashes on Florida roadways were caused by drivers who failed to move over, according to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.
This Thursday, in commemoration of the 12th anniversary of the death of Deputy Ryan Seguin who was killed in a move-over crash, the Broward Sheriff's Office, Florida Highway Patrol and various municipal police departments will join forces to make sure drivers know that moving over is the law.
11:15 a.m. Thursday, February 15, 2018
BSO Public Safety Building
2601 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
Broward County had the sixth highest number of move-over crashes in the state in 2017.
To help educate and raise awareness about the law, law enforcement will be patrolling the highways enforcing all traffic violations with a high emphasis on the Move Over Law.
"Whether it's law enforcement, emergency vehicles or tow truck operators rendering aid to a stranded motorist, it is every driver's duty to help ensure their safety," Sheriff Scott Israel said. "As we remember Deputy Ryan Seguin and many other lives lost in this manner, we remind the public that these tragedies can be avoided."
BSO Deputy Ryan Seguin was killed and Deputy Kari Pallotto was injured on Feb. 15, 2006 after they were struck by a car while on a traffic stop on Interstate 595. Currently, there are bills working their way through the Florida House of Representatives and the Florida Senate to name a portion of I-595 in his memory.
MEDIA NOTE: Media interested in a ride along with a deputy during the enforcement operation should RVSP by close of business Wednesday.
THIS REPORT BY: Keyla Concepción/PIO