Press "Enter" to skip to content

Maryland State Police, NHTSA Spread Awareness: ‘Move Over’ To Protect First Responders, Road Workers

The Maryland State Police will be joining law enforcement agencies across the country by participating in the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s “Slow down – Move Over” campaign Friday, May 6 through Sunday, May 8. Every day, thousands of first responders and road workers take to the streets to help keep Americans safe. And every day, they put their lives at risk to do so. One of the most dangerous parts of each of their jobs is stepping out on the side of the road, whether it is for a traffic stop, to assist a motorist or to investigate a crash. In an effort to protect first responder and road workers, every state has “Move Over” laws, requiring drivers to slow down and, if safe to do so, move over when approaching stopped emergency vehicles with emergency lights activated. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, more than 150 law enforcement officers have been killed since 1997 after being struck by vehicles along America’s highways. In fact, traffic-related incidents, including vehicle crashes, are one of the leading causes of death for law enforcement officers.  From 2007 to 2017, 39 percent of law enforcement officers killed in […]

The post Maryland State Police, NHTSA Spread Awareness: ‘Move Over’ To Protect First Responders, Road Workers appeared first on Southern Maryland News Net.

Source: https://smnewsnet.comNew feed

Be First to Comment

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published.

    %d bloggers like this: