FOX 35 Orlando, DELAND, Fla. – Driving around barricades and into floodwaters could land you a hefty fine if leaders in Florida’s Volusia County have their way.
The county discussed the proposed ordinance, dubbed the “Stupid Motorist Law,” during a council meeting Tuesday morning.
If eventually enacted, it would fine drivers if they ignore flood warning signs or barricades in the road during weather emergencies and get stuck.
Volusia County Councilman Danny Robins is a former first responder himself with the Daytona Beach Police Department, and is among those supporting the idea.
Robins told FOX Weather:
“Listening to the outcries to our first responders and being a first responder for so long, there’s nothing worse than taking your staff or your personnel off their tasks to address something that could have easily been avoided with some signage or some knowledge.”