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National Work Zone Awareness Week

April 22, 2021

National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) is April 26-30, 2021 and is an annual spring campaign held at the start of construction season encouraging safe driving through highway work zones. Often times, it’s not only the start of construction season, but also when many begin traveling for vacations as well. The key message is for drivers to use extra caution in work zones. For more information about NWZAW, visit

NWZAW is the perfect time for Floridian drivers to review the Move Over Law.

To comply with the Move Over Law drivers must:

On a Multi-Lane Roadway:

  • Vacate the lane closest to the stationary emergency vehicle, sanitation vehicle, utility service vehicle, Road Ranger or wrecker and always signal the intention to change lanes;
  • Slow down to a speed of 20 mph below the posted speed limit if a driver cannot move over safely; and
  • Be prepared to allow those who are attempting to move over into the next lane.

On a Two-Lane Roadway:

  • Slow down to a speed of 20 mph below the posted speed limit; and 
  • Travel at 5 mph if the speed limit is 20 mph or less.

The public is encouraged to report aggressive drivers by dialing *FHP (*347). For more information on the Move Over Law, visit FLHSMV 

Save lives. Move over!