St. Johns County Deputy Urges Awareness of ‘Move Over Law’ Following Bus Collision

St. Johns County Sheriff’s deputy, Joey Romer, was hit by a minibus during a traffic stop, resulting in a broken hand and injured shoulder. Romer, a veteran officer with 40 years of service, was enforcing a traffic stop for reckless driving when the incident occurred. He emphasizes the importance of Florida’s Move Over Law, which requires drivers to change lanes or slow down when approaching stopped emergency or service vehicles. The driver of the minibus, who held a commercial driver’s license, was ticketed for violating this law. Since 2015, there have been 1,700 crashes, over 100 serious injuries, and at least 8 deaths due to drivers not adhering to the Move Over Law. Despite his injuries, Romer remains optimistic and committed to his community.

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