While it is not currently Slow Down Move Over (SDMO) Awareness Month, IONTB has recorded a podcast on this very important topic. Awareness of this law helps to keep all of our first responders and service professionals safe while doing their job helping others.
In summary, when approaching vehicles with flashing lights, including emergency vehicles, sanitation vehicles, utility service vehicles, or tow trucks please do the following
1. Vacate the lane closest to the vehicle with two or more lanes traveling in the direction of the vehicle
2. If unable to switch lanes safely, slow speed to 20 mph or less than posted speed limit (speed limit 25 mph or greater). Slow to 5 mph when posted speed is 20 mph or less
3. Be prepared to allow those who are attempting to move over into the next lane.
Episode 1: Slow Down Move Over (22:10)
Guest: Jennifer Fabrizio, SDMO Advocate
Additional information regarding the 1st Annual SDMO Awareness Ride is posted below. It will be held this Saturday, May 15, 2021.
The Focus First podcast can also be accessed at https://focusfirst.libsyn.com.
Focus First is a new podcast series by IONTB. We will discuss various topics of interest to those in and around the Tampa Bay area. If you have comments or suggestions regarding future podcast episodes, please reach out to us at [email protected] or at https://iontb.com/contact-us. We will be working to get the podcast episodes posted soon to your favorite podcast apps (Apple, Google, Spotify, Stitcher, Tunein, etc).