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State may add Road Rangers to 'move over' law

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Drivers would have to slow down or move over a lane when approaching a "Road Ranger" vehicle parked on the side of a road, under a proposal from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.

The proposal for the 2016 legislative session is part of an agency package that will be presented Tuesday to Gov. Rick Scott and the state Cabinet.

The proposal requests that lawmakers add the service-patrol vehicles known as Road Rangers to the state's "Move Over Law."

The law requires motorists to move over a lane, or slow down to a speed that is 20 mph less than the posted speed limit, when approaching emergency vehicles parked on roadsides.

Under the proposal, it would apply to Road Ranger vehicles when they are on the side of a road with amber lights rotating or flashing.