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Emergency Responders Urge Drivers to 'Slow Down, Move Over'

According to the Justice Department, more law enforcement officers die each year in traffic incidents than from any other cause.

In order to remind drivers of their responsibility to pull over when emergency responders are active on the roads, Respondersafety.com, a website dedicated to protecting emergency responders at roadway incidents, has created a public service announcement to spread their message.

According to the Justice Department, more law enforcement officers die each year in traffic incidents than from any other cause, including shootings. Many of these deaths reportedly occur on the roadside as officers perform their duties.

This public service announcement reminds drives to slow down and move over when they see a public safety responder on the side of the road. The video was produced with funding from the National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice, the United States Fire Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

 

JoeRN August 09, 2012 at 04:31 PM
Thanks for posting this! I have a healthy fear when responding to incidents on 76/476... and unfortunately drivers aren't terribly careful when they encounter emergency incidents. About six months ago I treated/transported a patient after a minor accident on the expressway. As we were returning from the hospital, we were dispatched again to the same location... when we arrived on scene we found that the trooper's vehicle had been totaled while parked on the shoulder. Luckily, he had been out of the vehicle at the time. It was a reminder that these roadways are VERY dangerous.

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